HeroBox is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports deployed American service members by providing the physical and moral support our heroes need while they are away from home. We are able to achieve this mission through programs that are designed to engage America's greatest resource, the people.
In 2007, Specialist Evan Housley was deployed to Taji, Iraq with the 25th ID. Early in his deployment, Evan noticed that a lot of service members were not receiving any support from home. He also realized that deployed service members have specific needs depending on their gender, location and a variety of other factors. The typical care packages are generic and don't always provide the items our heroes need.
Evan discussed this with his brother Ryan and together they developed a web platform that connected the American people with their heroes instantly online. Thus giving service members the ability to request specific items and providing Americans with a way to directly support the troops. HeroBox.org was launched in May 2008 to support the brothers' vision. HeroBox now has sponsors and volunteers in every state who help support thousands of American heroes annually.