3-alarm fire destroys charity organization Hometown Heroes' offices in Ocean County

An Ocean County charity group is looking for a hero after a fast-moving fire destroyed its offices. A three-alarm fire destroyed Hometown Heroes, an organization

Hometown Heroes says monetary donations would be the

Hometown Heroes says monetary donations would be the biggest help for rebuilding their organization.

OCEAN COUNTY - An Ocean County charity group is looking for a hero after a fast-moving fire destroyed its offices.

A three-alarm fire destroyed Hometown Heroes, an organization whose mission is to "help our neighbors." Founder and President Mike Schwartz says in just over five years, his group has worked with over 10,000 people, and has raised and given away millions.

In the last year-and-a-half Hometown Heroes dealt with 2,400 families hit by Sandy. Thank you notes from all those people lined the offices that were destroyed.

Schwartz says the group will help itself while continuing to help others. "This will knock us down for a little bit but we're getting right back up," said Schwartz.

Hometown Heroes says monetary donations would be the biggest help for rebuilding their organization. The group's website is still up and running.

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