Press Release

FOX Sports Supports Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Life

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. — In honor of Veterans Day, FOX Sports teamed with Charlotte-based nonprofit partner Purple Heart Homes to complete a transitional home renovation for local veterans in need.

The idea for the project came from a U.S. Marine Corps veteran in the Charlotte area, Sgt. Ivan “Bud” Strope, who wanted to cultivate a space for veterans experiencing difficult transition from military to civilian life and provide them with the secure environment they need to finally “come home”.

FOX Sports volunteers constructed and installed a new ADA-compliant ramp, repaired railings, replaced gutters and downspouts and completed landscaping.  

The new residence will house eight local veterans and is part of the Camp Centurion veteran housing network which provides crucial assistance to servicemen and women reintegrating into the community.

FOX Sports partners with Purple Heart Homes to provide housing solutions for service-connected disabled veterans, furthering its mission to create and advance fighting chances for our nation’s military heroes.

To learn more about or get involved with Purple Heart Homes, visit


Purple Heart Homes, Inc.
+1 704-740-6867
email us here


Purple Heart Homes, Inc.
755 Washington Ave
Statesville, North Carolina, 28677
United States
+1 980-223-5031