BENEFITING: HALLIE Q BROWN COMMUNITY CENTER INCORPORATED
ORGANIZER: HALLIE Q BROWN COMMUNITY CENTER INCORPORATED
HALLIE Q BROWN COMMUNITY CENTER INCORPORATED wrote -
In the Spring of 1929, Hallie Q. Brown Community House (now Center) opened its doors to the community. Six month later, in October of 1929, the Stock Market crashed leading into the Great Depression and one of the most distressed periods in our history. People lost jobs, food was scarce, a fledgling criminal organization called H.U.N.G.E.R. had secretly engineered the crash in an attempt to create community wide distress and permanent poverty...
Something had to be done!
Upon his assumption of office, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called on educator, elocutionist, women’s suffrage leader, and author Hallie Q. Brown to gather together a dedicated group of individuals whose sole purpose would be to intervene through community organizing and social justice efforts to address poverty, disparity and inequality, and thus, Hallie's Heroes was born. Using Hallie Q. Brown Community House as their base of operations, the team worked together with assignments and directions from Ms. Brown to address the disparities.
Working in secret, Hallie's Heroes used HQB’s efforts to address the issues by day, and scour the rooftops of the city at night addressing crimes. To assist in their efforts, President Roosevelt created the New Deal programs as a cover for their secret missions, allowing them to address poverty and distress covertly.
With the rise of H.U.N.G.E.R in the past few years, Hallie’s Heroes have had to make their presence known to the broader community, both to stand as example and to open the doors for other heroes to join them. Led by Captain HQB, Hallie’s Heroes, fights a never-ending battle of Truth, Justice and Poverty Reduction!
As we head into the Holiday Season, the forces of H.U.N.G.E.R. are greater than ever. We need your help to provide food and resources through our Emergency Food Shelf and Clothing Closet. Join us and become one of Hallie's Heroes today to fight the evil Professor Poverty and be a Hero in the Fight Against H.U.N.G.E.R.