Assisting those in need

If you are faced with a qualifying emergency, complete  The HERO Fund Emergency Application online here. Supporting documentation can be attached to your application or submitted by email (heroadmin@hamraheroes.org).  See Eligibility Guidelines for requested documentation.  If approved, funds are mailed out within 24-48 hours.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for funding from The HERO Fund the following requirements must be satisfied:

  • All employees of Boston Bread, Chicago Bread, Southern Bread, Wendy’s of Missouri, Wendy’s of New England, Wendy’s of Chicago, SJH Inns, Hamra Noodles and Hamra Management are eligible to apply for funding.
  • Relocation Assistance Events ONLY: I have been an active employee at Hamra for 90 days
  • I must have exhausted all other appropriate means of assistance.
  • The hardship is unexpected and beyond the my control, and damaging to property or individuals, result in a loss of life, health or property.
  • I must provide relevant documentation prepared by a third party (see Eligibility Guidelines for required documentation)

Eligible Emergencies:

Total Loss of Home
When a home is destroyed or rendered unlivable by a fire

Loss or Purchase of Medically Necessary Equipment
When medical equipment is not covered by or exceeds the amount allowed by a medical plan

Emergency Travel
When there is a terminal illness or funeral

Medical Out of Work (Short-term & Long-term)
When a physician deems you or a spouse ineligible to work or an immediate family member is in need of care due to illness for more than 3 days

Transitional Housing Assistance
When moving to a new home is necessary for personal safety

Funeral
When you or an immediate family member or extended family member dies

Relocation Assistance
When you are homeless or are facing the imminent threat of being homeless due to an unexpected event

Click here for full description and requirements.

The HERO Fund Matching Grant – Another Way Hamra Employees Can Receive Support

The HERO Fund was designed to enhance, not replace, employee efforts to support each other. In that spirit, when a café/store team holds an approved fundraiser for a co-worker who is facing a personal emergency not covered by The HERO Fund, the General Manager of that store can complete a Matching Grant Application prior to the fundraiser. If approved, The HERO Fund will match money raised, dollar for dollar, up to $500.

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