Frequently asked questions
IS THIS ANOTHER WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM?
No. Although these are valuable programs and we can never do enough to thank these Service Members (SM) for their sacrifice, our vision is to benefit those SMs who do not have significant wounds or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We wish to thank those SMs who return and just need some time with their families away from home. Our goal is for them to reconnect with their loved ones and recover from their deployment.
HOW WILL YOU IDENTIFY APPROPRIATE CANDIDATES FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY?
We work with our contacts in all the branches of the military. We get information from the candidate’s First Sergeants who know their staff. These First Sergeants are tasked to oversee the morale and good discipline of their enlisted members. They know the men and women in their charge. They know their family members, they know their difficulties and challenges, financial, legal, and marital.
Our general criteria are the candidate(s) will have recently returned from a deployment, will have no disciplinary issues or mental health conditions, will have an upstanding military record and will be chosen by their First Sergeant.
I UNDERSTAND SOME FUNDING IS BEING PROCURED TO BUY A BT HERO HOUSE. WILL MULTIPLE BT HERO HOUSE(S) MEET THE OBJECTIVES OF YOUR PROGRAM?
BESIDES THE WEEK IN THE BT HERO HOUSE, WHAT OTHER BENEFITS WILL THESE RETURNING SMS RECEIVE?
We provide a stipend towards transportation. We also provide the SM and family a stipend towards groceries and/or local area recreational activities as well as possible coupons for dinners. We also ask our local restaurants and recreation companies for coupons/vouchers towards these expenses.
WHO OWNS THE BT HERO HOUSE?
The Brandi Tramazzo Hero House for Recovering Warriors Foundation owns and operates the BT HERO HOUSE(s). The foundation purchased a property in Blackwater, Missouri and will have responsibility for operations, maintenance, and finance of the infrastructure for each location. Our goal is to acquire another BT HERO HOUSE in Marco Island, Florida. We hold ongoing fundraisers throughout the year which will also go into the general operating funds to cover the carrying costs of the BT HERO HOUSE(s) as well as providing stipends to the SM’s.
The BT HERO HOUSE(s) are to be used to fulfill the mission of the organization.
WHO IS BRANDI TRAMAZZO AND HOW DID THIS FOUNDATION GET STARTED?
I grew up with military family members around me. My family founded the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO. Careers: Head of Trade Desk at Birchtree Financial in KC, MO. Crisis Intervention Counselor. Founder and CEO of Fussy Fraulein, Inc., Construction Cleaning/Janitorial company. Living in the North East, the impetus of my “Big Dream” was born when I saw the Twin Towers fall. I wanted to say “Thank You” to our active duty protectors. Along with an amazing Executive Board, our long- term desire is for the BT HERO HOUSE(s) to serve as many Active Duty military families as possible. Everyone has a favorite foundation; we want to be yours.
WHO ARE THE BOARD MEMBERS?
There are several boards with members that have passion and serve as advocates for our cause. Our members bring a lot of their own knowledge supporting and advancing the Foundation’s mission and future growth.
Executive Board Members & Advisory Board Members
HOW CAN I HELP?
Your donation can help pay for restaurant costs, travel costs, and family activities. It is through these bonding activities that the family reconnects. Any donation is appreciated and will be used for the mission of our organization.
If you are a local near Marco Island, FL and wish to volunteer at one of our fundraisers