Home Helpers Home Care Owner Leaves Mark on Veterans

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Leo Walker, the owner of Home Helpers Home Care, an in-home health care agency that focuses on assisting with elderly care, has been actively making an impact in the community. Before making Pearland home, Walker founded a nonprofit in New Jersey called Hike for Mental Health. This organization aimed to bring awareness to the stigma around mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, that affect many veterans. The nonprofit also raised funding through wilderness hikes for brain and behavior research.

Having a heart for service, he founded the first Pearland Veterans Day Walk in 2014. Walker then bought Home Helpers Home Care in 2018, and soon after becoming involved with the local senior care, Walker saw the connection between his business and the veteran community. About 70% of Home Helpers’ clients are either veterans themselves or surviving spouses of veterans.

Since their first Veterans Day Walk in 2014, more than 1,000 walkers and runners have raised and distributed more than $50,000 to local organizations supporting veterans and their families.

Join Walker and the community on Saturday, November 13th at the Pearland Recreation Center, located at 4141 Bailey Road.

If you have not registered for the event, you can register on-site the day of the walk from 7:30-8:15 AM. For more information about the event visit https://www.hikeformentalhealth.org/hike-schedule/pearland-walk.