No wish too large. No hero too small.
Wish Upon A Hero was first conceived by founder Dave Girgenti, shortly after the September 11th attacks on New York City. From his home in NJ, Girgenti watched as thousands of people posted pictures of missing loved ones throughout the city. He thought there had to be a faster, more organized way to connect people in need. That was the moment in which the idea was born.
Less than five years later, Hurricane Katrina created a similar catastrophic event in New Orleans where hundreds of thousands of people needed immediate help. This time it wasn't just about locating loved ones. Hurricane victims needed everything from health care services, food, fresh water, clothing and shelter.
It became clear that Wish Upon a Hero needed to become more than an idea. Over the next two years, Girgenti exhausted every resource at his disposal to create an online community that offered a platform for people to help people. Working under the mantra of “No wish too large and no hero too small,” Girgenti created the website WishUponAHero, which launched in September 2007. This is a one-of-a-kind service designed to connect those in need with people that can truly change their lives.
In only 3 short years, Wish Upon A Hero has helped grant over 70,000 wishes worldwide and counting...
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