H-E-B Adopts a Record 193 Fire Stations in Houston for Their Annual Helping Heroes Tradition
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 8/29/2013, 3:03 p.m.
H-E-B will host its company-wide volunteer service project, Helping Heroes for the ninth year on Wednesday, September 11. More than 1,200 Partners (employees) from 85 H-E-B stores, administration offices and manufacturing support centers in Houston will adopt 193 fire stations to honor firefighters for their dedication and service to the community. H-E-B Partners will be cooking a hot meal for fire fighters in addition to lending a helping hand around the station.
“Our Partners look forward to Helping Heroes each year because it gives us a hands-on opportunity to thank these firefighters for risking their lives for our community and appreciate their dedication to their job,” said Cyndy Garza-Roberts, director of Public Affairs, H-E-B Houston region. “Whether we are preparing a hot meal or helping with chores around the station, this program allows H-E-B to honor some of the bravest members of our community.”
H-E-B established Helping Heroes in 2005 in honor of the company’s 100th anniversary. It also honors the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance that pays tribute to the men and women rescue teams who risked and lost their lives at the World Trade Center. Statewide, more than 3,900 H-E-B employees from over 300 stores and manufacturing and support centers will visit their local fire stations on Wednesday, September 11 and Friday, September 13.