HERO USA: Who Are We Helping?

Wow! The community came together at GETDOT’s February 2017 event and collectively raised $3,000 for HERO USA!

The organization, started by Michael Bain and Domenic Buccilla in 2009, provides unique opportunities for underprivileged children, of all backgrounds, to experience various types of outdoor recreational sports through education, support and mentoring.

And that’s truly wonderful. But it is one thing to read a description of such a noble cause . . . and quite another to meet who this actually affects in real life! This is why GETDOT brought in Parker and Corbin to the event for everyone to meet face-to-face. The two boys have experienced the gifts HERO USA has to offer.

GETDOT spoke with Sara Martin, their mother, to shine a more personal light on HERO USA and where the money goes.

The family, she told us, had earlier passed through some heartbreaking events. Her sons were left in need of emotional mending.

And that’s where HERO USA stepped into their lives.

“A mutual friend of mine and Dom’s introduced the boys and me to the crew. He knew the boys would love to learn the sports and that we as a family would love to be a part of such a great organization,” she said.

Her sons were given lessons on how to snowboard and ski. But that’s hardly the only thing they took away from the experience.

“They’ve helped show more ways that my children and I can give back. They have shown us love, support, and have become our family. They’ve been positive figures and role models for Parker and Corbin,” Martin said. “Being involved with HERO has definitely added more positivity to our family. My boys really look up to all of the HERO crew.”

She was grateful to GETDOT community for holding the fundraising event for HERO USA.

“HERO is a fantastic organization that really deserves to get the recognition they deserve. They work very hard & are very dedicated to their efforts and care for everyone,” she said. “I believe in HERO USA and all of the members of the organization. I believe in what they stand for and am proud of what they do for our communities. I will always support them in any way that I can.”

Chris Alexis
Chris Alexis
Chris Alexis is a writer by nature. By day, he’s a content design specialist at ECOT – Ohio’s first and largest online school. Outside of work, he enjoys volunteering and penning a variety of articles for worthy causes, including GETDOT.