Read Our 2018 Spring Newsletter

April 11, 2018

Read the 2018 Spring Edition of Purple Heart Homes Connections

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Brandon Schwendenman

Motivated to improve himself and help others, Brandon Schwendenman joined the U.S. Air Force in 2003 to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom. The Roswell, Georgia, native completed Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas before Active Duty stationed Brandon in a variety of locations. Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, Moody Air Force […]

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Dedication to Mission Amplified After Co-founder’s Death

March 1, 2018

Purple Heart Homes’ Executive Director, John Gallina, held a press conference at Richard’s Coffee Shop in Mooresville, North Carolina, on February 27, 2018. Announcements were made about the organization’s plans moving forward after the unexpected passing of Co-founder, Dale Beatty on February 12, 2018. Read full article below:

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Angela Cherico

While in high school, Angela Cherico joined the JROTC program. She experienced different branches of the military in small intervals and discovered that she enjoyed the Marine Corps more than the others. Angela approached her high school graduation with a longing to do something meaningful and profound. It was at that point when she decided […]

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Purple Heart Homes to Attend the NAHB’s 76th International Builders Show

January 6, 2018

Purple Heart Homes will be recruiting HBA members to support their mission of “Improving Veterans’ Lives One Home at a Time” while attending the National Association of Home Builders’ 76th International Builders Show. The show is set to take place January 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Read full press release […]

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Read Our 2017 Winter Newsletter

December 12, 2017

Read the 2017 Winter Edition of Purple Heart Homes Connections

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Purple Heart Homes Plans for 10th Anniversary

In recognition of its 10th Anniversary taking place in 2018, Purple Heart Homes will launch a new partnership with Bronze Star Builders to construct modular units for future veteran home renovations. Read full press release below:

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Robert Stokes

Detecting honesty in people can be a difficult task. However, if you hear U.S. Marine veteran Robert Stokes say, “I love my country. I live in a free country, and I was proud to fight for our country,” you know with absolute certainty that he is telling the truth. Mr. Stokes enlisted in the Marines […]

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Robert Mortland

If Robert Mortland had not been drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he would have enlisted himself. His father and two brothers all served in the military, and Robert wanted to continue the family tradition. An Illinois native, Robert completed his Basic Training in 1953 at Camp Chaffee in Arkansas. He trained […]

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300th Veteran Project Completed

November 9, 2017

In November of 2017, Purple Heart Homes completed its 300th home project since forming in 2008. The project, which was part of the annual Operation Veteran Home Renovation campaign, involved a home renovation for two veteran brothers who both served in Vietnam. Read full press release below:

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Organizations Gather for 1st Annual Veterans Aging Summit

Purple Heart Homes, in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) and the National League of Cities (NLC), and with support from The Home Depot Foundation, hosted the 1st Annual Veterans Aging Summit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Friday, October 20, 2017. The summit brought together thought leaders from across the […]

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Eric McMurren

Having been born at Fort Bragg and coming from a family where all of the men served in the U.S. Army, it should come as no surprise that Eric McMurren chose to enlist in the Army himself. Eric enlisted in 1985 and completed his basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Throughout Active Duty, Eric […]

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