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Local Heroes, Inc.

 26 Allen Park Drive
 Wilmington, MA 01887
[P] (978) 658-3000
[F] --
www.mass-localheroes.org
[email protected]
Louis Cimaglia
INCORPORATED: 2006
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 43-2064368

LAST UPDATED: 04/02/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Local Heroes is a private non-profit organization gives 100% of all donations and grants to assistance our veteran heroes. Our mission is to continue to serve veterans by dedicating all our resources and assistance in helping our heroes and their family member through any problems or issues that arise so that we can assist them with re-integrate veterans back into civilian life. We have and we will continue to make a difference in bettering the veterans and their families by changing their lives.

Mission Statement

Local Heroes is a private non-profit organization gives 100% of all donations and grants to assistance our veteran heroes. Our mission is to continue to serve veterans by dedicating all our resources and assistance in helping our heroes and their family member through any problems or issues that arise so that we can assist them with re-integrate veterans back into civilian life. We have and we will continue to make a difference in bettering the veterans and their families by changing their lives.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $110,000.00
Projected Expense $110,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Fundraisers

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Local Heroes is a private non-profit organization gives 100% of all donations and grants to assistance our veteran heroes. Our mission is to continue to serve veterans by dedicating all our resources and assistance in helping our heroes and their family member through any problems or issues that arise so that we can assist them with re-integrate veterans back into civilian life. We have and we will continue to make a difference in bettering the veterans and their families by changing their lives.


Background Statement

I am a Army Veteran, and  served in Operation Desert Storm. When my old unit deployed in 2003 in support of the Iraq War, I started sending care packages to my friends that I served with in Desert Storm. I started getting request from friends and family members to send a care package to someone serving overseas that they know. In early 2004 a couple of friends of mine that knew what I was doing, suggested I start a nonprofit organization to get donations of supplies and money to cover the cost of shipping the packages overseas. On November 3,2004 seven volunteers met and packed 12 care packages to send overseas. Since that first Wednesday night, we have met to pack and ship care packages overseas, (16,214 to date) every week. If a holiday fell on a Wednesday night, we met on the Tuesday of that week. It has become a true labor of love for myself and my family and many volunteers.

Impact Statement

Local Heroes was able to send over 2000 care packages
overseas in 2012, that has been our average over the past eight years, 17,000 to date.  Local Heroes has also been able to support the families back home with heating oil,home repairs, gift cards and financial support to help with monthly bills while their love ones are serving our country overseas. We have also been able to help these brave young men and women with transitioning from military to civilian life. With the help of many volunteers we have met EVERY week since November 3, 2004 to support many  brave men and woman over the past eight years and we intend to continue to support them until they all come home.  


Needs Statement

Our biggest financial need is postage. Over the past two
years alone Local Heroes has spent $80,000 in postage. We also purchase items to ship overseas weekly and the average for shipping supplies is $20,000 a year. We also spend thousands of dollars a year assisting families back home and when these young men and women come home. Local Heroes is a 100% nonprofit organization, we are all volunteers and nobody takes a salary.


CEO Statement

Welcome back to Local Heroes! Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and your continued support of our veterans. Local Heroes has completed one of our missions with sending over 17,000 care packages overseas. Thank you everyone who over the last 9 years every week took part in helping us with care packages and your donations. Thank you.

Even as this mission is complete for us we are still very much fully engaged in many other missions in helping veterans and their families through support, assistance and any of the numerous other issues we address with Local Heroes because our veterans and their families deserve our ongoing support. Every day our volunteers at Local Heroes with the support of our local communities continue to help these young warriors re-integrate from military life to civilian life.

Please check back with us frequently to learn how you can help through upcoming events, volunteering and much more. Thank you.

Sincere Appreciation,

Lou Cimaglia


Board Chair Statement

I have been extremely honored and humbled by the many flags that have flown over different bases in Iraq and Afghanistan in honor of Local Heroes and have been sent to Local Heroes from the troops serving overseas. We have also received enough thank you letters and certificates of appreciation from overseas to fill 14 scrap books. I truly believe that Local Heroes serves as a vehicle for people to use to support the brave Americans that are serving overseas in the military protecting our freedoms and it is truly appreciated here at home and overseas.. . Thank you Lou Cimaglia IV Founder/President Local Heroes Inc.

Geographic Area Served

STATEWIDE
NORTHEAST REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Human Services
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

Fundraisers

Local Heroes runs many fundraisers every year. We try to keep
the costs down as much as possible. We reach out to different companies for donations to raffle off and to give away as prizes. The two big fundraisers we run every year are our golf tournament and our motorcycle run. Last year we raised 25,219.63 from
our fundraisers. Our fundraiser expense was 5,146.31



Budget  5,146.31
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Veterans
Program Short-Term Success  We have been able to successfully raise funds to continue to support the troops and their families.
Program Long-Term Success  We have been able to successfully raise funds to continue to support the troops and their families.
Program Success Monitored By  We have been able to successfully raise funds to continue to support the troops and their families.
Examples of Program Success  We have been able to successfully raise funds to continue to support the troops and their families.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr Louis Cimaglia IV
CEO Term Start May 2006
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr Louis Cimaglia IV
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder/President
Board Chair Term May 2006 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Tony Barletta Volunteer --
Louis Cimaglia IV Founder/President Volunteer Voting
Kristin Duffy Treasurer Volunteer Voting
Bob O'Leary Volunteer --
Dan Veerman Volunteer --

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $110,000.00
Projected Expense $110,000.00
Form 990s

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $99,034 $86,310 $125,801
Total Expenses $106,349 $99,877 $113,627

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $78,944 $82,340 $119,751
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $20,090 $3,970 $6,050
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $106,349 $99,877 $25,864
Administration Expense -- -- $4,561
Fundraising Expense -- -- $83,202
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.93 0.86 1.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 23%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 66%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Assets $364 $7,679 $21,246
Current Assets $364 $7,679 $20,688
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $364 $7,679 $21,246

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

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Spending Policy --
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Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
 
Please note: Information about expenses for fiscal year 2010 was obtained from the Form PC, as this data was not readily available in the Short Form 990 document. 

Documents


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