Leadership & Board

Our Mission

HeroBox is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports deployed, injured, aging and homeless veterans. Our mission is to ensure that every American hero receives the physical and moral support they deserve.

Our Story

HeroBox evolved from a family's simple effort of supporting their hero. HeroBox founder Ryan Housley learned during his brother's deployment that many service members were not receiving any support from home. He also noticed that all deployed service members have specific needs depending on their gender, location and a variety of other factors. Most care packages are generic and don't provide the items our heroes need.

Ryan worked with brother to develop a web platform that would connect the American people with their heroes instantly online. Thus giving service members the ability to request specific items and providing Americans with a way to directly support the troops. HeroBox.org was launched in May 2008 to support this vision. HeroBox now has volunteers in all 50 states who help us support tens of thousands of deployed service members each year. In 2013, HeroBox expanded its programs to include injured, aging and homeless veterans.

How you can help us

Just call at 404-383-8522 to make a donation

Leadership Team

Ryan Housley

Director of Impact

Kischel Burrescia

Program Diretor

Amanda Siefert

Communications Manager

Board Of Directors

William Thielemann, BG USAR (Ret)

Chairman of the Board

Brigadier General Thielemann was born in Akron, Ohio and raised in Georgia and Florida. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant Infantry through ROTC at Mercer... read more

LTC John Burrescia


MAJ Burrescia, a native of Dickinson, Texas, graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution in 2000. MAJ Burrescia was... read more