'Be a Hero to a Hero': Law Enforcement Today announces exclusive crowdfunding partnership to help heroes

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Editor note: For years, Law Enforcement Today has been asked to promote countless fundraisers.  Our standing rule under our previous ownership was that we don't, because we have no way of vetting which are real and legitimate and which are scams.

We're proud to announce that we've partnered with Help A Hero to solve this.  Any Help a Hero fundraisers sent to Law Enforcement Today with an editorial submission behind the campaign (which is vetted in advance by our friends at NEP) will be promoted.  It's our way of balancing the needs of the community... with the integrity of making sure we only promote real causes.


When something goes terribly wrong for a police officer, the blue family (including other officers and their families as well as supporters) often reach out to ask one question: How can I help? Generally, the answer (aside from prayers) boils down to money.

Of course, there are several crowdfunding websites out there to choose from, but the same problems always arise witht hem: excessive fees, fundraising accounts shut down due to political/anti-police motivations, problems obtaining the funds for the officer in need.

Technology and communications company NEP Services saw the need to rectify those problems, and Help A Hero was born. "We founded Help A Hero with a clear purpose - to support those who selflessly dedicate their lives to serving and protecting their communities," said Stacey Yudin, CEO of NEP Services. "Our platform is designed to provide immediate assistance to local heroes, creating a seamless and efficient fundraising experience for both beneficiaries and donors."

The platform is designed specifically to assist heroes like police officers, sheriff's deputies, and other emergency responders, intending to quickly raise funds for those who serve and protect. Help A Hero stands out from other fundraising platforms because of its industry-low fees, making sure the hero in need collects every precious cent.  

"’Be a Hero to a Hero’" is more than just a tagline,” the platform said in a press release, “it embodies the spirit of our platform - to foster a supportive community that comes together to make a meaningful impact.”

Help A Hero boasts zero fees for users to set up a campaign. “Donors generously cover all credit card processing and transaction fees, ensuring that the entire donation amount goes to the heroes and their families during challenging times,” the press release read.

The release also pointed to “a track record of proven success with emergency responders and military organizations nationwide. Individual campaigns have raised over $500K within 24 hours, and the platform as a whole has surpassed a staggering $3M in funds raised for heroes in their times of need.”

Additionally, Help A Hero places “a focus on transparency, accountability, and community support.”  While the release states, “Help A Hero has earned the trust of countless law enforcement agencies, supporters, and beneficiaries,” this author can speak from experience having used Help A Hero in the past for an officer in Washington State. The experience was easy, money was accessible as soon as the officer needed it, and the NEP Services staff who assisted with the Help A Hero platform were friendly and helpful.

For more information, to start a campaign, or to support a local hero, visit HelpAHero.com.

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