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December 5, 2019

The renovation will provide a veteran a safer, more accessible home Statesville, NC – December 5, 2019. Purple Heart Homes (PHH – is pleased to announce that it is traveling to Boston, Massachusetts to provide renovation services to a Service Connected Disabled Veteran. Two staff members from the Statesville, NC headquarters have traveled through […]

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Purple Heart Homes, Think Broader, & Wheelhouse Media Launch Virtual Reality Empathy Experience

The First of Many Virtual Reality Experiences Purple Heart Homes is pleased to announce the first launch of what will become a series of Virtual Reality Experiences, inviting dialog around issues related to veterans and the veteran experience and using art as the vehicle for reflection and discussion. On November 1, 2018, Purple Heart Homes […]

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Purple Heart Homes Featured in GRAND Magazine

September 10, 2018

Purple Heart Homes Co-founders, John Gallina and Dale Beatty, are featured in an article written by Lori Bitter for the September/October 2018 Edition of GRAND Magazine.

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Purple Heart Homes is a Featured Partner of Givz

On August 15, 2018, Givz published a nation-wide press release announcing their featured partnership with Purple Heart Homes. Givz, the only technology platform that facilitates “Giving Made Smart™”, eliminates donation friction by making it the easiest, fastest, smartest and most fun way to donate to nonprofits across the United States.  

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Purple Heart Homes Launches 3rd Annual OVHR Campaign

On August 7, 2018 Purple Heart Homes officially kicked off the third annual Operation Veteran Home Renovation campaign in partnership with the National League of Cities, a number of mayors and city officials, city financial institutions, Area Agencies on Aging, local contractors and The Home Depot Foundation. August 7 is significant for this kickoff because it’s Purple Heart […]

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Dedication to Mission Amplified After Co-founder’s Death

March 1, 2018

Purple Heart Homes’ Executive Director, John Gallina, held a press conference at Richard’s Coffee Shop in Mooresville, North Carolina, on February 27, 2018. Announcements were made about the organization’s plans moving forward after the unexpected passing of Co-founder, Dale Beatty on February 12, 2018. Read full article below:

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Purple Heart Homes to Attend the NAHB’s 76th International Builders Show

January 6, 2018

Purple Heart Homes will be recruiting HBA members to support their mission of “Improving Veterans’ Lives One Home at a Time” while attending the National Association of Home Builders’ 76th International Builders Show. The show is set to take place January 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Read full press release […]

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Purple Heart Homes Plans for 10th Anniversary

December 12, 2017

In recognition of its 10th Anniversary taking place in 2018, Purple Heart Homes will launch a new partnership with Bronze Star Builders to construct modular units for future veteran home renovations. Read full press release below:

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300th Veteran Project Completed

November 9, 2017

In November of 2017, Purple Heart Homes completed its 300th home project since forming in 2008. The project, which was part of the annual Operation Veteran Home Renovation campaign, involved a home renovation for two veteran brothers who both served in Vietnam. Read full press release below:

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Hattiesburg Veteran Honored Through Operation Veteran Home Renovation

September 13, 2017

Purple Heart Homes’ second annual Operation Veteran Home Renovation (OVHR) is underway with support from the National League of Cities and The Home Depot. Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is one of six cities that are participating in OVHR. U.S. Army Veteran Jerry Holliman of Hattiesburg, who needed repairs to his home, was honored for his 40 years […]

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Wells Fargo Employees Help Purple Heart Homes During Day of Caring

June 6, 2017

Close to 30 employees from Wells Fargo volunteered their time on Saturday, June 3rd, to assist Purple Heart Homes with cleaning out their new office and warehouse buildings. Read full article below:  

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New Denver Home Being Built For Disabled Veteran

April 10, 2017

Purple Heart Homes, along with Hearts and Hammers, Patriot Military Family Foundation, and Charlotte Bridge Homes, who collectively make 555 Charity, partnered with H.E.A.R.T.9/11, the Denver Fire Department, and Team Depot in order to build a new house for a local Service Connected Disabled Veteran. Read the full article below:

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