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Local Nonprofit Recognized by the State

Rod McElravy, a representative for Senator Scott Hutchinson, presents the Senatorial proclamation to Carrie Young.


Last week was a special moment for a local nonprofit in our area. Carrie Young, the founder of Hero’s Angels of Chicora, was recognized by the state for her outstanding work of giving back to veterans through her organization. The presentation, done as a surprise to Young, took place at their annual “Holiday for Hero’s” event on November 6, 2022. Rod McElravy, a representative for Senator Scott Hutchinson, presented Young with a Senatorial proclamation (pictured above). Along with that proclamation, she was also recognized by the offices of Congressman Mike Kelly, PA State Representative Marci Mustello, and Butler County Commissioner, Kevin Boozel. Young, very humbled by the award, stated that “none of this would be possible without our great team. Our group of volunteers is very dedicated to our mission, and we are very thankful for all of them.”

This process began over a year ago when District Judge, Lewis Stoughton contacted a couple of members of the organization to discuss the fine work they had done with events throughout the community. It was then when District Judge Stoughton knew this group needed to be recognized for a job well done. He made connections with local political leaders, and they soon realized the same.

Here is a look into how it all started. Carrie Young started sending care packages to help her son and his fellow servicemen and women after he started basic training in 2016. After some time, it became apparent that the need for care packages was far greater than she had ever imagined, and at that point, Hero’s Angels was formed.

She established the mission for her organization, secured three board members, and successfully obtained the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status for the organization. Since then, the organization has flourished and has five board members and over 100 volunteers. Carrie and her board members make decisions for the organization and its further development.

Along with setting up at local venues throughout the year they also host an annual event, Holiday for Hero’s. The proceeds from this event allow the group to prepare and send care packages to our deployed troops during the holidays and throughout the year. The first event was created in 2017 and Sunday, November 6th marked their 6th annual event. The support they have received from the community has been amazing. The organization also participates in a Stand Down Event annually in Butler, PA. They provide care package bags that include hygiene items, clothing, socks, blankets, etc. to local veterans, some of those being homeless veterans. They are also called upon to participate in other veteran-related benefits and events throughout Butler, Clarion, and Armstrong counties.

Hero’s Angels is based out of Chicora, PA. Their address is P.O. Box 196 Chicora, PA 16025. For more information on the organization please visit its Facebook page or contact

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