Heroes Caring Community

In our efforts to save our local HEROES as much money as possible (and thank them for their services), we are beginning OPEN ENROLLMENT to all business owners, services providers and companies willing to give a discount to any HERO enrolled in the Heroes Home Advantage program. caring community

If you own or work for any of the following types of companies, or know someone that does (please share this blog post!) and are willing to offer a small discount, please contact us (naomi@8thandHome.com) and be a part of our Heroes Caring Community.

• Accountants

• Alarm/Home Security Companies

• Appraisers

• Appliance Stores

• Architects

• Asbestos Mitigation

• Attorneys (General Practice, Real Estate, Family/Divorce, Wills, Trusts, Estates & Probate)

• Auto Body Shops & Repair

• Auto/Car Dealerships

• Auto Mechanics

• Baby-Sitters

• Banks (Personal & Business)

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• Builders (New Home & Improvements/Add-ons)

• Cabinet Supply & Installation

• Caterers & Party Planners

• Carpenters

• Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners

• Carpet Supply Stores

• Chimney Cleaning and inspections

• Chiropractors

• Cleaning Services

• Clean Out Companies

• Computer & Networking Servicing

• Concrete, Cement & Pavers

• Construction Contractors

• Countertop Supply & Installation

• Credit Unions

• Day Care

• Deck Construction/Repair

• Dentists

• Dermatologists

• Doctors

• Driveway Companies

• Drone Services

• Dry Cleaners

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• Dry Wall Companies

• Electricians

• Engineers (Civil & Structural)

• Estate Sale Companies

• Event & Community Centers

• Excavating Services

• Fencing Companies

• Financial Planners

• Fireplace Supply & Repair

• Flooring Companies

• Florists

• Furniture Stores

• Garage Door & Repair

• Garden & Nurseries

• Geological & Soil Testing

• Glass Shower Doors and Custom Glass Companies

• Gyms & Fitness Centers

• Hair Stylists

• Handyman Services

• Hardware Stores

• Home Inspectors

• Home Stagers

• Home Warranties

• HVAC Companies (Heating & Cooling)

• Insurance (Auto, Health, Homeowners, etc.)

• Interior Designers

• Jewelry Stores

• Landscape Stores

• Landscapers

• Lawn Care

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• Lighting Stores

• Locksmiths

• Massage Therapists

• Masonry

• Mold Inspection & Mitigation

• Mortgage Lenders

• Movers (local & national)

• Mud-Jacking Companies

• Music (DJ & party services)

• Nannies

• Notaries

• Office Machines (copiers & printers)

• Office Supply & Furniture Stores

• Optometrists

• Orthodontists

• Paint Stores

• Painter

• Pediatricians

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• Pedicure Shops

• Personal Trainers

• Pest Inspection and Control Companies

• Pet Fence Companies

• Pet Kennels

• Pet Sitters

• Photographers

• Plumbers

• Pond Companies

• Pool Contractors

• Pool Care & Supply

• Pressure Cleaning

• Printing Companies

• Property Management

• Radon Inspection & Mitigation

• Rain Gutter Installation & Repair

• Restaurants • Retail Stores

• Roofing Companies

• Senior Living Communities (Convalescent Homes & Assisted Living)

• Septic & Sewer Companies

• Siding & Stucco Contractors

• Sign & Banner Companies

• Snow Removal

• Spa & Tub Supply/Service

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• Sprinkler/Irrigation Supply/Repair

• Stock Brokers

• Storage Companies

• Structural Inspector and Company

• Surveyors

• Tax Exchange (1031 Tax Exchange Consultants/Accomodators)

• Tailors

• Tile & Grout Contractors

• Title & Escrow Companies

• Trash Disposal & Hauling Services

• Veterinarian

• Video Services

• Water Damage Remediation

• Wedding Planners

• Well Inspection & Testing Companies

• Window & Glass Supply

• Window Covering Supply & Services

• Window Cleaning

Once we hear from you with your interest, we will be in touch to obtain your logo, website and contact information so that we can feature you on our Heroes Caring Community site! THANK YOU in advance for partnering with us to save our heroes even more of their hard-earned money!

If YOU are a Veteran or active duty military, in Law Enforcement, Firefighter or First Responder, a Health Care Provider or Teacher, please contact us to find out how to register for these amazing savings.

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  I am proud to give away 25% of the money I make!

Wouldn't you agree there are SO many ways we can give back in our community? Volunteering to spend time during a neighborhood cleanup, holding a coat drive for the needy or serving soup at a local shelter are some of the most common ways. Other opportunities exist like reading books at a nursing home, walking dogs at the local animal rescue or even working at your polling place on election day.

As a proud resident of Loudoun County, I have chosen several key ways to give back to my community. I volunteer at Boulder Crest Retreat, serve on the Outreach Committee at our local middle school and participate in several non-profit committees of local business associations. I’m super excited, however, to share with you all about one of the most unique ways I’ve chosen to give back!

Todd Hattaway (Husband), US Marine Corps

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Barb Musselman Smith (Stepmother) US Air Force

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We honor military service members on the 4th of July and Veterans Day. We pay tribute to our teachers and school administrative staff during Teacher Appreciation Week and we say “thank you” to police, firefighters and first responders on 9/11. However, on the days in between, it is quite easy to go about our day and navigate through our schedule without giving much thought to those who serve our country and communities.

Unintentionally, we are simply caught up in the business of our calendars and the normalcy of our lives. We forget to say a simple thank you to those who serve our country and communities as a regular practice.

Part of my job description as a real estate agent and relocation professional is to help families find home. My clients and I think beyond the open layout of the kitchen and even investigate deeper than simply finding the best school district. We work together to establish some out of the box thinking when it comes to the topic of finding the right community for each family. I recently began brainstorming how I could best offer my services and give back at the same time, and was thrilled to discover Heroes Home Advantage.

Heroes Home Advantage offers an opportunity for those in the real estate industry (mortgage lenders, real estate agents, home inspection companies, etc.) to give a percentage or fixed amount from their commission or offer discounts when a HERO works with them to buy or sell a home. Sounds fantastic, right?

Heroes Home Advantage defines a HERO as any military member (active, reserve or veteran), health care professional (including dentistry), police force, firefighters (volunteer included!), EMTs and other first responders as well as teachers and other school administration staff members.

When I work with a client who qualifies as a HERO, I am truly honored and excited to give them 25% of my commission earned from their purchase or sale of a home. Consider a home with a $250,000 sales price. That HERO receives approximately $1,875 of my commission back to them on closing day!  Even more, when a HERO client works with one of the service providers in my network, they stand to receive a $250 Lender Credit, a $100 Attorney Fee Credit, a $50-$250 Title Fee Credit or Gift Card … the list goes on and on!

Heroes Home Advantage Naomi Hattaway

It’s stressful enough to begin the process of buying or selling a home. It’s the least I can do to say “thank you for your service” in the form of a financial gift at the end of our journey together. It is truly an honor to give back in this way, to those who give of their time to serve our community and country.

To learn more about the Heroes Home Advantage, call me at 571-482-7356. 


Irene's Prom Closet

Meet Irene Picota.  

Irene Picota Leesburg

Irene, a Leesburg resident, was born on September 20, 1989 and sadly passed away on November 22, 2013 during a routine surgery. I spoke with Irene's aunt recently and she spoke so highly of Irene and all of the things she planned to do with her life! Irene was planning to be a child psychologist as she had a tremendous heart for kids. Her aunt and I talked for over 30 minutes and at the end of our conversation, I felt I knew Irene personally because of how she was described to me: heart full of gold, the life of the party, always cheering people up and offering a huge smile and a hug.

In her memory, her mother and aunt have created Irene's Prom Closet, an extension of Irene's love for others. Continuing her mission to help as many people as possible, Irene's Prom Closet collects prom dresses and dress shirts (among other things, shoes, bags, jewelry, etc.) to allow teenagers in the Leesburg, Virginia area to attend homecoming or prom, when they might not otherwise be able to, due to the clothing being cost-prohibitive.

Prom is just around the corner, and they are accepting donations! Even if you don't have dress shirts or prom dresses readily available in your own closet, take a look at those fancy shoes collecting dust, or maybe some costume jewelry that you haven't worn in years. My daughter and I will be taking advantage of some of the amazing thrift shops in the area and will be shopping for some items to donate.

How can YOU help?

Irene's Prom Closet welcomes donations of age-appropriate formal dresses in all sizes, especially small (0-4) and large sizes (16-30+).  No business wear or everyday clothing please.

What's hot

Current styles, less than 5 years old, just like you see in the stores, items that are clean and ready to wear, shoes to coordinate with the gowns, costume jewelry, small, dressy purses, and handbags. Also, don't forget about the guys! Dress shirts are also welcome and needed, as well as shoes, boys jackets and shirts, ties, cuffs. ALSO accepted: mani/pedi gift cards, haircut/styling gift cards, photo sessions, make up sessions gift cards, etc.

What's not

Clothing items with stains, rips, holes, tears and pulls gowns that are old or outdated (older than 5 years) business suits, wedding gowns, pant suits, sun dresses, and undergarments.

Find Irene's Prom Closet on Facebook or get in touch with the phone number or email below.


Irene's Prom Closet Leesburg Virginia