Purple Heart Homes

| May 7, 2013

Andy sends us a link to the story about Iraq War veterans Dale Beatty and John Gallina who formed Purple Heart Homes, an organization that builds and modifies homes for Purple Heart heroes;

In 2004, Beatty and Gallina nearly died together when their Humvee was blown up by an IED in Iraq. Beatty lost both his legs, and Gallina suffered severe head and back injuries. Beatty in particular found that his home was not suited for his disability. “Before I had a house that was accessible, I crawled around on the floor, or my knuckles scraped on the door every time as the wheelchair was going through,” he said. Beatty’s community rallied together to help build a home for him and his family. “After all the build and project was done, John and I sat back and kind of looked and said, ‘Is every veteran receiving this best-case scenario?'”

Since its start in 2008, Purple Heart Homes has become much more than a foundation that modifies or provides homes for disabled veterans. It also helps bridge them together with their community. Beatty says, “The community is the key.

Category: Support the troops

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  1. OldSoldier54 says:

    Man, I love reading about things like this! Well done, gentlemen!

  2. MGySgtRet says:

    Great story. Thanks for sharing and much thanks to Purple Heart Homes for taking care of our wounded heroes.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    A noteworthy group of people. Nice to see a good story to balance the other stuff. Good job, guys!

  4. Green Thumb says:

    Right on, boys. Right on.

  5. Twist says:

    After weeks of reading about posers and shitty politicians this is a breath of fresh air.

  6. NHSparky says:

    Concur, Twist. My faith in humanity is restored, at least for the time being.

  7. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    What everyone else said. Did you catch the shot of the redhaired boy and the head rub by Scott? Priceless.