The Wawa Foundation Hero Award
The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the greater Philadelphia area by assisting others and building stronger communities through preserving our independence, protecting our safety, and educating and inspiring our youth.
Join us in congratulating this year’s winner,
Broad Street Ministry!
After receiving nearly 10,000 votes, we selected the Broad Street Ministry as the winner of The Wawa Foundation Hero Award! We proudly announced Broad Street Ministry as the top winner of $50,000 during the televised Wawa Welcome America Celebration of Freedom Ceremony on Independence Day! The three runners-up were also recognized that day, each receiving a $10,000 grant.
The Wawa Foundation commends all four organizations for their commitment to serving our communities. Thank you for sharing your inspiring stories with us!
Read the finalists’ stories below, and learn more about the work they’re doing to improve their communities and empower the citizens who live in them.
People’s Emergency Center
People’s Emergency Center’s (PEC) mission is to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change. PEC offers multi-dimensional solutions for addressing the social, economic, health, and quality of life challenges that impact Philadelphia.
The Salvation Army
Since its founding in Philadelphia 141 years ago, The Salvation Army is on the front line feeding the hungry, providing shelter for the homeless, leading emergency disaster relief, addressing poverty with social services, and offering congregational life, educational and wellness programs for youth and seniors.
Visiting Nurses Associates (VNA) Philadelphia
As the oldest health care agency in the region, VNA’s mission is to provide comprehensive home health, palliative and end of life care of the highest quality to all people, regardless of their ability to pay. VNA Philadelphia provides care to approximately 1,200 patients each day through our home health, palliative and hospice programs.