News and Stories

High School Students help Purple Heart Homes with renovations in Ohio

January 24, 2017

Saint Edward High School students are helping out Purple Heart Homes with renovation on a home near Cleveland’s west side. The home will be renovated, brought up to code, receive energy efficiency upgrades along with new flooring. Expected move in date is late May for a Navy Veteran who served in the Persian Gulf and […]

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Remembering Dr. King’s call to serve

January 16, 2017

Cities across the country are living Dr. King’s Legacy through affordable housing and providing opportunities for service. “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A […]

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Willie Gray

The year 1964 was a period of social unrest in Mississippi, and Willie Gray decided he wanted to make a difference, so he volunteered to join the U.S. Army. Both his brothers were already serving, and Willie wanted to follow in their footsteps. Between the three of them, they gave our country almost 50 years […]

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Purple Heart Homes project named one of Team Depot’s Top Transformations of 2016

January 6, 2017

A Purple Heart Homes Colorado Front Range Chapter project for a 90 year old WWII Veteran was named as one of Team Depot’s Top Transformations of 2016. The project included a bathroom renovation and backyard makeover with raised garden beds. Team Depot projects impact Veterans in every state. In 2016 Home Depot associates volunteered on […]

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Purple Heart Homes Veteran Sandra Lee to star in Musical

January 5, 2017

Veteran Sandra Lee and Tony nominee Will Swenson will be staring in Waterwell’s Blueprint Specials. The Musical with be staged on the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier. Lee was part of the Purple Heart Homes Veteran Home Ownership Program in 2013. After high school Lee was studying opera but her life was forever changed when she enlisted […]

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Is your New Year’s Resolution to give back?

January 4, 2017

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution?  Did you know that millions of American’s make resolutions each year? Consider making your resolution count this year by giving back. The Home Depot highlights five organizations that make it easy to give back, including Purple Heart Homes. Take a look.

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New York Author puts message of healing to work in real life

December 31, 2016

Author Laurie Gifford Adam’s third book “Before I Knew” was recently released. The story is about a young woman whose father suffers from post-traumatic stress and how he receives healing with the help of a service dog. Adams also mentions Purple Heart Homes in her book. Find out how Adams also brought her fictional message […]

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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 2016 Winter Newsletter

December 15, 2016

Read the 2016 Winter Edition 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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