Senator Leyva Honors Heroes Warehouse in Fontana as “Nonprofit of the Year”

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) recognized Heroes Warehouse in Fontana as the 2017 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year”.

Founded in 2012, Heroes Warehouse provides donated furniture and essential home items to previously homeless veterans and their families as they move into permanent housing.  The nonprofit’s extensive volunteer network—which includes many veterans and their families—help to operate Heroes Warehouse on a day-to-day basis, including picking up and loading donated items. 

“Heroes Warehouse does such wonderful work in Fontana and our Inland Empire region serving our veterans and their families.  I was so proud to receive a great tour of their facility last year and speak with many of the nonprofit’s leaders and volunteers during my visit,” Senator Leyva said.  “Heroes Warehouse fills a critical need in our community by making sure that veterans have some of the basic necessities that will make their new place of residence a home.  The fact that they have already served over 3,000 military families and organizations is a testament to their commitment to improving the lives of veterans, their families and the community at large.  I am proud to recognize and honor Heroes Warehouse as the 20th State Senate District ‘Nonprofit of the Year’.”

The Heroes Warehouse offered its sincere appreciation to Senator Leyva for honoring the nonprofit with this recognition.

“On behalf of the Heroes Warehouse, it is truly an honor to be recognized as the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year for Senator Leyva's 20th Senate District. We can only hope that this recognition award will bring greater awareness and well deserved appreciation to our brave and selfless veterans. We wish to thank Senator Leyva and the committed body of legislators that nominated us for this award,” noted Heroes Warehouse Executive Director Mary Kelly-Mohr.

Senator Leyva recognized Heroes Warehouse as a “Nonprofit of the Year” at a California Nonprofits Day celebration in Sacramento.