We are Veterans… We are also the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, spouses, and those who are proud to have a connection to our nation’s military. Join the family, and help us provide much needed assistance to Veterans of all eras.

Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 public charity that was founded in 2008 by John Gallina and the late Dale Beatty, two combat wounded Veterans. After being injured in Iraq in 2004, they returned to their community and received a warm welcome and grateful appreciation for their service. They began to question why all Veterans didn’t get the same levels of support and assistance from society.

The answer isn’t easy, but Purple Heart Homes fills the gaps in housing through the Veterans’ Aging In Place and Veterans Home Ownership Programs. From building a ramp for a Veteran of World War II, to providing home opportunities  to younger Veterans, our programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of the Veteran population.

We are thrilled to have Verizon partner with Purple Heart Homes to raise awareness for service-connected disabled Veterans! In addition to the Walk For Veterans campaign, submit a Card of Gratitude to a Veteran this Valentine’s Day! You can find the Cards of Gratitude form at the bottom of the page! At Purple Heart Homes, we LOVE that Verizon personalizes the way their employees show care and compassion to our Veterans! From Verizon’s Walk for Veterans to Cards of Gratitude, our service-connected disabled Veterans are reminded of their worth and significance through the company’s steadfast support!


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Do you know a service-connected disabled Veteran that could benefit from Purple Heart Homes’ services?  

Apply for our Veterans Aging in Place or Veteran Home Opportunity Program!


Join us at Lost Worlds Brewing in Cornelius, NC on March 12th! It’s $35 to register, and all proceeds go to benefit service-connected disabled Veterans! 

Run, walk, or simply spend time with friends on the patio at Lost Worlds Brewing!

Cards of Gratitude

Hand Written: Send to 755 Washington Avenue, Statesville, NC 28677

Kindly note, there is no fee to participate in the cards of gratitude campaign. All financial donations are optional and are eligible for the Verizon Corporate Giving Matching Incentive Program. Donations received will be used to support the programs of Purple Heart Homes

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