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Purple Heart Homes is always looking for individuals and groups to join our mission. Start a chapter, assist with an event or project, hold a fundraiser or become a sponsor.

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  • 3rd Annual Ride for the Wounded

      Purple Heart Homes will be helping with raffle items at this SMOKIN’ event!

    April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson
  • Straumann Golf and Learn

    Like golf? Want to learn how to play golf? Purple Heart Homes will be hanging around the Straumann Golf and Learn Tournament. You’ll have the chance to practice the basics and see how you fair up against the other students!

    May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at The Palisades Country Club
  • Spring Heritage Fair

    Love crafts, antiques, and supporting local businesses? Bring your family and friends to the Spring Heritage Fair to experience two days of food, games, and fun!

    May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm at Iredell County Fair Grounds
  • Corvettes for Vets Car Show

    All proceeds to benefit Purple Heart Homes!

    May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at McNair Field
  • 99.7 The Fox Presents: Zoso – Tribute to Led Zeppelin

    Get ready for an awesome tribute to Led Zeppelin! Purple Heart Homes will be hanging around before the show starts. Stop by early, say hello, and pick up some PHH swag!

    May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Fillmore Charlote
  • U.S. Army Birthday

    June 14 at
  • Girls Shopping Network Vendor & Lifestyle Show

    Ladies! Get your girlfriends together and take the day to indulge in all of the goodies that will be provided by over 50 vendors and local businesses! Proceeds will benefit Purple Heart Homes.

    June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Statesville Civic Center
  • Help Your Heroes Golf Outing

    Come out for a day of golf! All proceeds from this event will benefit Purple Heart Homes.

    June 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Nature Trails Golf Course
  • Stars and Stripes Invitational

    Stars and Stripes Invitational Golf Tournament. Proceeds to benefit Purple Heart Homes. Click Here for more information and to register

    July 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation
  • Statesville Comic Con

    Swing, fly, or run over to the Purple Hearts Home booth during the most SUPER event in Statesville!

    July 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Statesville Civic Center
  • Southern Women’s Show

    Purple Heart Homes will be spending time at the 35th Annual Southern Women’s Show. Bring all of your gals and experience a weekend of feminine fun!

    August 25 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm at Charlotte Convention Center
  • Purple Heart Homes Annual Golf Tournament

    Save the date for the Purple Heart Homes Annual Golf Tournament. More details to come!

    September 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at
  • Purple Heart Homes and Patriots Poker Run

    Gather and watch an exciting motorcycle race from Iron Horse Motorcycle’s Shop to Wingate University! There will be plenty of chances to win prizes. All proceeds will go to Purple Heart Homes.

    September 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Iron Horse Motorcycles
  • Carolina Renaissance Festival

    Join Purple Heart Homes as we take a trip back in time to the Renaissance era! There will be food, drinks, games, and entertainment that you’ll be sure to love!

    September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm at Carolina Renaissance Festival
Operation: Veteran Home Renovation

Purple Heart Homes is proud to present Operation: Veteran Home Renovation. Purple Heart Homes is partnering with participating credit unions to identify older Veterans who need a ramp, grab bars, railings, a clean yard or a fresh coat of paint on the inside or outside of their homes. Credit unions will raise the funds needed to complete the projects on Veterans’ homes.

The initiative has been developed to help make life for older Veterans and their caregivers a little easier, so they can safely age in the comfort of their own homes. It will be supported by Credit Unions Care.

Credit union staff and volunteers from the community will complete the projects on Veterans’ homes that can be done in a day or over the course of a single weekend. No project will exceed $10,000 and the average cost will be about $5,000. All work will be done at no cost to the Veteran or his or her family.

“We are honored to work with Purple Heart Homes to help our older Veterans who served our country, who combined with age and disability, have never asked for help, but have given us the freedom and safety we enjoy in our country,” says Karen Hart, Cornerstone Credit Union League EVP, CFO and Chief Member Services Officer. “We do not want our old brave soldiers to simply fade away, we want to recognize them and thank them for their service and sacrifices,” Hart added.

There are nine million U.S. military Veterans age 65 or older who live in the US. In Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, there are 1,013,759 Veterans who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. They are often overlooked in our communities and may even be living next door. They live on fixed incomes, face increased taxes and higher costs of living. Often times, older Veterans are not able to keep up with the maintenance on their homes.

“While this is a new campaign we are bringing to credit unions, it is not new to us” said John Gallina, Purple Heart Homes executive director and co-founder. We started our non-profit in 2008 to help older Veterans age in place. A simple ramp or railings can make a huge difference with the mobility issues older Veterans face each day.”


To request more information about Operation: Veteran Home Renovation, click here.

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A Purple Heart Homes chapter is a collection of community leaders, organized as a volunteer organization, operating within the culture and guidelines of Purple Heart Homes to provide assistance to eligible Disabled Veterans. Our chapters focus on VAIP (Veterans Aging in Place) projects, renovations or repairs made to homes that are owned by the Veteran. Projects vary greatly based on the needs of the Veteran and the capabilities of the chapter. Typical projects may include widening doorways, remodeling bathrooms, building ramps or installing railings. All projects focus on making life safer and easier for Veterans and their caregivers.

To request more information about starting a chapter click here.

Golden Corner Chapter
Area of Operation: Upstate South Carolina, including Oconee, Anderson, Pickens and Pickens Counties

Piedmont NC Chapter
Area of Operation: Guilford, Rockingham, Alamance, Forsyth, Davidson, and Davie counties in North Carolina


Colorado Front Range Chapter
Area of Operation: Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, CO


New York Downstate Chapter
Area of Operation: Duchess, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland & Orange counties plus the 5 Boroughs of NY City


High Country Chapter
Area of Operation: Avery, Ashe, Caldwell and Watauga counties in North Carolina

Houston Chapter
Area of Operation: Greater Houston area

Metro Atlanta Chapter
Area of Operation: Metro Atlanta


West Michigan Chapter
Area of Opertaion: Mason, Oceanna and Muskegon counties in Michigan


Southwestern New York Chapter
Area of Operation: Allegany, Cattaraugus and Steuben counties in New York


Northeast Ohio Chapter
Area of Operation: Lorain, Cuyahoga and Lake counties in Ohio

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Many of our volunteers come from the building trades, but there are so many other ways to get involved. Please tell us how you would like to help.


Belong to a civic group that needs a cause?  Have your own idea for a fundraiser? You can help! Become an integral part of our success by raising much-needed funds for our projects and Veteran families. Host a golf event, a chili cook-off or even a dinner in your home with friends. We can’t do it without you!

To request more information about fundraising click here.


Boots to Backyards® Mentor Program

When Veterans return home from active duty, it can be the loneliest road of all. Learning to adjust when no one is in charge but you is often overwhelming.

Purple Heart Homes recognized these needs and created Boots to Backyards®, a mentoring/advocacy program to help Veterans and their families navigate the maze toward financial freedom and successful home ownership. Founded on five pillars, Boots to Backyards® involves building trust while identifying interests/goals, launching a path to financial security/long-term home ownership, focusing on family and community, easing transition to new careers or paths of contribution, and achieving home life balance for long-term peace of mind.

As questions and obstacles appear, creating clear goals and a path to achieve them is vitally important. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies inside us.” Join us at Boots to Backyards® to get life back on track again.

To request more information about Boots to Backyards® click here.


Many companies, associations, membership groups and organizations book speakers for their annual conferences, board retreats, sales meetings and employee gatherings. We hope that you consider booking a trained motivational Purple Heart Homes speaker for your next event. Purple Heart Homes has created a speaker’s bureau consisting of Veterans, caregivers and volunteers that have participated in our programs and have become inspired to share their story and message with audiences of all sizes. Whether it is a keynote address or a smaller sales meeting, Purple Heart Homes speakers will engage and involve the audience with their stories about service and sacrifice.

Their messages will help any organization interested in improving sale performance, building better and stronger teams, and inspiring community leaders and employees.

Download the Speakers Bureau PDF to learn more about our speakers.


We love our sponsors. Without them, we would not be able to complete most of the work that we do.

Purple Heart Homes would like to partner with your organization, corporation or business. Sponsors may help raise funds, provide in-kind donations of materials and collaborate on projects.

We are seeking sponsorships in the form of donations, grants, matching funds and, ultimately, long-term sustainable relationships for materials and/or services which will be used in our mission of “Improving Veterans’ Lives One Home At A time.”

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Request more information here.


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How are you connected ? Tell your story of your military experience or about your loved ones service.

To request more information about iHeart Radio or to find out about scheduling your interview click here.

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