Calling All Little Heroes!
In honor of Month of the Military Child, Hunt Military Communities is pleased to launch our 3rd Annual Hunt Little Heroes program. Hunt Little Heroes celebrates the special moments that make our military families and their children heroes right here in our communities.
As part of the program, we want children of military families to share their "Hero Story" of what they think it takes to be a hero and how they've been a positive influence in their community.
The Hunt Little Heroes program is open to children of all military families. Applicants must be between the ages of 4-15 during the Month of the Military Child (April).View Flyer
About Hunt Little Heroes
Submit your Little Hero story for the chance to be Hunt’s Little Hero for the day in your local community. In honor of Month of the Military Child, Hunt Military Communities will be sending every participant who submits a story their very own Hunt Little Heroes cape, mask and special coin.
On behalf of Hunt Military Communities, you’ll receive a gift memorializing your contribution to your local community. In honor of Month of the Military Child’s color purple, Hunt Military Communities will be presenting each Hunt Little Hero Applicant a Purple Coin. As “Coining” is a military tradition that is bestowed to a civilian as a special honor, the Hunt Little Heroes Applicant will receive a purple coin that symbolizes great respect for the child’s service to the military community. Should you be selected as your local community’s Hunt Little Hero, you will act as “Hero For The Day” at a special celebratory event at your local military community. We will also be offering three cash prizes ($750, $500, $250) for the top three applications to which half of the prize will go the child and the other half will go to the charity of their choice. Additionally, a photo of the hero with submission will be on display in the leasing office.
Buckley Space Force BaseCash Prize: $750
Donation to Charity: $750
Charity Selected: International Rescue Committee - Crisis in Ukraine View Submission
Patrick Space Force BaseCash Prize: $500
Donation to Charity: $500
Charity Selected: Daily Bread Inc. in Melbourne Florida View Submission
Nas WhidbeyCash Prize: $250
Donation to Charity: $250
Charity Selected: Wigs For Kids View Submission
Share your story!
Hello! My name is Natalia Serna, and I’m 14 years old. I currently live at Buckley SFB in Aurora, CO. What makes a hero? To many people, heroics mean different things. I could go on writing endless paragraphs on the qualities and characteristics that I imagine make a hero, but instead, I’ll list my top three. I believe that heroes are people who are selfless, empathetic, and kind. When I think of the word hero, I think of someone who puts others ahead of themselves and self-sacrifices for the benefit of the people around them. Of course, not all heroes dawn a cape and mask, but we see heroes in action from day to day. Whether it be frontline workers or parents, they are always there to help.
I've always wanted to help others in my community because kindness should never have a limit! This one time, I attended Sunday mass, and as I was leaving the building, I saw a large cardboard box that read, "Clothes Drive, benefit those in need this holiday season." As I walked by it, the box was empty. This made me sad because of the fact that people weren’t getting the warm attire that they needed through this drive. I contemplated what I could do to aid the situation on the ride home, and then it struck me. "Why don’t I just donate some of my clothes!" If it meant helping those in need, I didn’t even have to think twice. Once I got home, I got a bag and put jackets and warm clothes that I felt could be used during the cold winter season. The next day I returned and happily placed my items in the box. Even though I thought that what I did wasn’t that grand, I still felt like I made a difference for at least one person, which made me feel happy. That’s precisely what I consider a hero to be. Someone who seeks the happiness of others when doing the right thing.