Lauran and Justin Tuck, Randall L. Stephenson, and The Home Depot Foundation are Honored with the 2014 Awards

NEW YORK, NY (March 13, 2014) – HELP USA, a national leading provider of homes, jobs, and services to homeless families, veterans, and victims of domestic violence, announced the honorees of the 2014 HELP Heroes Awards at their Annual Tribute Dinner. During a time when NYC reached an all-time high of over 53,000 homeless individuals, HELP USA hosted its annual fundraiser to help combat this issue. This year’s recipients demonstrated their dedicated commitment to HELP USA’s mission in providing specialized services to at risk populations. The 2014 recipients include: Lauran and Justin Tuck of the New York Giants for the Humanitarian Award; Randall L. Stephenson, Chairman & CEO of AT&T, for the Mentoring Award; and The Home Depot Foundation for the Veterans Award. The ceremony took place in New York City on March 12, 2014 and included notable guests, entertainers and supporters of HELP USA such as Tony Bennett, Steve Buscemi, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Strahan, Sade Baderinwa, Nile Rodgers, among many others.

“We’re strongly dedicated to supporting those affected by domestic violence and homelessness including our veterans, and are thrilled to honor those who make the work we do possible,” says Maria Cuomo Cole, Chairman of the Board for HELP USA. “Our 2014 award recipients have been long time supporters of our organization, whether it’s through their team volunteer work, enhancing our dedicated programs or their individual time and contributions. HELP USA also has a personal meaning for my entire family, including my brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who founded the organization in 1986 and my mother, Matilda Cuomo, who is a HELP HERO award recipient.”

The most recent Tribute Dinner HELP Heroes recipients included President Bill Clinton; Governor Mario Cuomo and Colonel Jack Jacobs. Other past honorees have included President Barack Obama; Katie Couric; Al Gore; Larry King; Sir Elton John; Christine Quinn; Al Roker; Charles Schumer; Arnold Schwarzenegger; Joe Torre; Michael Strahan; Meredith Vieira; among many others.

Last year alone, HELP USA provided secure homes for over 20,000 people, including almost 6,000 children through their 33 nationwide residences. The organization offers over 2,500 transitional and permanent housing units located in New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Newark, Las Vegas, Buffalo, Suffolk and Westchester counties. Additional supportive services offered by HELP USA include: after-school youth program; day care; mentoring programs; employment training; and domestic violence counseling.

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HELP USA is the leading national developer of housing and provider of jobs and services for homeless and at risk populations in the country, including families, veterans and victims of domestic violence. HELP has served more than 300,000 people since it was founded in 1986 and today serves more than 20,000 each year at 33 residences across the country. To date, HELP has developed more than 2,500 units of housing including transitional and permanent supportive service programs.

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