Veteran Stories

Phillip Frasher

Phillip Frasher was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969. Although he had plans to attend college, he instead decided to serve his country. Ten days before getting his physical, he decided to get married, with the thought he would return to his new wife after his physical before heading on to Fort Jackson for […]

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Robert Marr

Robert Marr found himself in a bad way at a young age, but soon found a valuable option – join the U. S. Navy. Robert completed his Basic Training at Naval Station Great Lakes. He then moved to Groton, Connecticut, to train on OHIO Class Submarines as an Electronics and Communications Technician. Active duty took […]

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Read Our Winter Newsletter

December 15, 2016

Read the 2016 WinterEdition of Purple Heart Homes Connections

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Purple Heart Homes Golden Corner Chapter helps Air Force Veteran

December 11, 2016

The Golden Corner Chapter partnered with Team Depot to help an Air Force Veteran in Greenville who is battling cancer. “I’m so grateful. I feel it’s a blessing from God”, said the Veteran about the help he received.

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To A Veteran Home Means Everything

December 6, 2016

During this holiday season, Purple Heart Homes recognizes the importance of “home” for our service men and women and Veterans. We encourage everyone to think about those who cannot be home this holiday season. “We help Veterans of all ages with housing issues. It’s top of mind, that to our Veteran families, ‘home’ means everything. […]

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West Michigan Chapter Interview

November 29, 2016

The Purple Heart Homes West Michigan Chapter appeared on local TV, Fox 17 Morning Mix, as part of Giving Tuesday. Not only were Chapter President, Kitrina Serna, and Secretary, Shonda Prow interviewed about the Purple Heart Homes mission but the chapter received a $250 donation from Forest Hills Financial. Forest Hills Financial also donated access […]

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The Southwestern New York Chapter honors all Veterans

On Monday evening a ceremony was held before the Wellsville Village Board meeting. At the Municipal Building, a flag honoring Air Force Veteran James Franklin Jr was lowered and Jaime White, President of the Southwestern New York Chapter of Purple Heart Homes, raised a flag to honor all Veterans.

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Robins Financial Credit Union supports Purple Heart Homes

November 22, 2016

As part of their annual Community Project, Robins Federal Credit Union contributed $15,000 to Purple Heart Homes. The money will be used to renovate a local Veteran’s home as part of the Purple Heart Homes program Operation: Veteran Home Renovation. This initiative was developed to help make life easier for older Veterans and their caregivers, […]

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Veterans were honored in Chester NY

November 16, 2016

National Guard Reservist Colin Schmitt spoke on the topic of “My Favorite Veteran” Among other Veterans, he talked about John Gallina and Dale Beatty the founders of Purple Heart Homes and how they are Veterans helping Veterans. He also mentioned the New York Downstate Chapter of Purple Heart Homes that has been started in the […]

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First Veterans Day 5K run in Wellsville NY

November 15, 2016

There were a lot of winners at the first ever Veterans Day 5K in Wellsville. The biggest winners were the Southwestern New York Chapter of Purple Heart Homes and LEEK Hunting and Mountain Perserve, the organizations that will receive the money raised from the run. The run started at the Wellsville American Legion Post 702.

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Peach State FCU celebrates the completion of a Purple Heart Homes project

November 14, 2016

As part of the Purple Heart Homes Operation: Veteran Home Renovation program, the Peach State Credit Union teamed up with several contractors, Home Depot and a team of volunteers to complete renovations on the home of a local Veteran. This Vietnam Air Force Veteran has limited mobility and needed several interior and exterior improvements to […]

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Purple Heart Homes Golden Corner Chapter helps Pickens SC Veteran

November 10, 2016

A Vietnam Veteran receives help insulating his pump house to make sure he has running water this winter. The Golden Corner Chapter of Purple Heart Homes and the local Home Depot came together to make the needed improvements for this Veteran in South Carolina.

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