Twelve hero families will receive gifts at Christmastime thanks to the generosity of Richmond's caring community. It's a Hero Tree - with each child's family having Christmas despite being in the hospital or financial stress from medical bills and the unexpected expenses of a life-threatening disease. It's not just gifts for the kids. Parents receive presents, too. Thank you to The Strum Group, Village Concepts Realty Group, Joyner Fine Properties, McGuireWoods Consulting Accounting Department and an anonymous volunteer.