The HALO Foundation was born to honor the heroes of Flight 93. On September 11, 2001 the 40 passengers on this flight fought back against the terrorists hijacking their plane. Shortly afterwards, Sharon Deitrick involved herself with the families and friends of those who sacrificed their lives for their country that day. She consequently made a commitment to perpetuate their legacy by telling students the story of courage and unity that was displayed on Flight 93. It was due to this commitment that Sharon began the HALO Foundation in 2003 as a nonprofit organization. Flight 93 inspired HALO’s 93 Cents for Flight 93 Campaign and LEADR. In addition to these programs, HALO is also involved in disaster relief as well as other patriotic and nonprofit causes. These endeavors benefit students, families, and entire communities.
HALO exists to develop students as servant leaders by recognizing specific overlooked needs in the community
and illuminating the selfless example of the heroes of Flight 93
as our model.