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The HERO Fund

and emergency grant funding was established to help employees offset expenses in cases of an unexpected and catastrophic life event in which they are facing financial hardship where all other sources of funding have been exhausted.

When being considered for a HERO grant, qualifying emergencies do not include circumstances that involve providing assistance to pay for debt consolidation, litigation, poor financial planning, non-essential items (e.g., cable TV, credit card payments, expenses related to vehicles, etc), bail, garnishments, or other expenses deriving from non-emergency situations. For natural disaster relief refer to the natural disaster application.

The HERO Fund does not cover requests for medical assistance (except for the purchase or replacement of medically necessary equipment), fuel costs for vehicle or home heating use, or any situation not based on a one-time, non-recurring incident.

Eligibility requirements:

I am an active employee of either Hamra Management Company, Wendy’s of Missouri, Wendy’s of New England, Chicago Bread, Boston Bread, Southern Bread, Hamra Noodles, or SJH Inns.

For Relocation Assistance events ONLY:  I have been an active employee at Hamra for 90 days

I have exhausted all other appropriate means of assistance.

The hardship:
*Is unexpected and beyond my control
*Is damaging to property or individuals, results in a loss of life, health or property.
Provide relevant documentation prepared by a third party (see Eligibility Requirements for relevant documentation)

Examples of approved applications: • Loss of Home • Transitional Housing Assistance • Emergency Travel • Funeral Expenses • Loss or Purchase of Medically Necessary Equipment • Medical Out of Work • Eviction Prevention • Relocation Assistance

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