The mission of HeroZona Foundation is to create and empower Heroes in our communities.
“South Phoenix is an area that is now thriving, but it has taken great effort to get it to this point,” says U.S. Army Desert Storm Veteran and HeroZona Foundation Co-Founder, Alan “AP” Powell. “We still have a lot of work to do to make sure our families are healthy, safe and happy, and this panel of Phoenix community leaders are the experts in how we can achieve this goal.”
“As we celebrate Black History Month, we must always embrace the inspirational messages of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for an equitable and inclusive society for all,” said APS CEO Jeff Guldner. “Community-based organizations like HeroZona and the Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65 serve a critical role in realizing Dr. King’s dream of advancing equity while cultivating positive change in our South Phoenix neighborhoods.”
July 19, 2022
The experience, celebrating its 10th year, is an effort between the HeroZona Foundation, APS, Crescent Crown and more community partners to support local families with the costs associated with returning to school, by providing free school supplies and a backpack for every K-8th grader.
“Valley families are strained by inflation, the economy, and other costs of returning to life as usual,” said Alan “AP” Powell, Chairman of AP & Associates – Strategic Alliances, U.S. Army Desert-Storm Veteran, and founder of HeroZona. “We are honored to continue providing much-needed backpacks and top-quality school supplies so kids can go back to the classroom ready to learn and thrive.”