Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live as a wheelchair-bound veteran in a house that isn’t handicap-accessible? You can now. Immerse yourself in our Virtual Reality Empathy Experience:
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 will introduce its first Virtual Reality Program, which […]
If you ask Kenneth Hampton what his reason for serving our country was, he might tell you that he was influenced by his older brother who served in the Navy. He might also tell you that his high school friend joined the Army and told Kenneth that the military takes good care of their Servicemembers. […]
Aqueelah As-salaam wanted to make a difference. She wanted to make something out of her life. So, Aqueelah decided to enlist in the U.S. Army. 1974 was the year that Aqueelah completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She started out as a Private and earned the rank of E5 Sergeant by 1979. Shortly […]
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.
Having a grandfather who served during World War I and a father who served during World War II, it was only natural that Jasper Perry joined the military to serve during the Vietnam War. Jasper enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after attending college in 1963. He wanted to make sure that he received his […]
Having a father, four brothers, and a brother-in-law who all served in the military was inspiration enough for Paul Carpenter to enlist in the U.S. Navy. Paul told us. “If you didn’t go to college, you went into the military. Serving in the military was one of the best opportunities I gave myself.” In 1979, […]
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Vincent Valles joined the Arizona Air National Guard in 1965. In his own words, he told us, “It was my duty to serve.” Vincent completed Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and then proceeded to do his technical training in Amarillo, Texas. He served […]
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.
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 […]
Antonio Rangel was just ten years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. His three brothers all served in the military, one of whom was wounded during the Normandy landings. By the time he was 20 years old, Antonio was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. The California native completed Basic Training at Fort […]
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