Formed in 2001, following the tragedy of September 11, 2001,and bolstered by a shared admiration for all the “heroes” employed as firefighter, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement officers, of group of Minnesota business owners created an innovative network called Homes for Heroes. This network was established to offer considerable savings to Heroes when they buy or sell a home. Since then, the program has expanded to serve even more workforce heroes: military personnel, educators and educational support staff, clerical professionals, health care professionals, and other every day heroes who provide quality services to their communities.