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 Opportunity Programs. From building a ramp for a Veteran of World War II, to providing home ownership opportunities to younger Veterans, our programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of the Veteran population.
Who doesn’t love a good, friendly competition? Pair that with making a huge impact for a charity that serves veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms, and you’ve really got something to be excited about! In 2021 PHH completed 186 projects for our veterans. There are still 350 waiting for services with 135 applications already received in 2022. We would like to invite each of our riders to “become fundraisers” by following the prompts bellow. Once you’ve made yourself a FUNdraiser, the fun begins! Friends, family, and anyone you want to include will be able to come to the website and donate to your PHH fundraising goal.
While the services that will be provided to our veterans is the ultimate prize, we will be awarding additional prizes to our top earners as follows:
$500 – 40% discount on a Take That Hill Event Jersey
$1,000 – Free Take That Hill Event Jersey
$2,000 – Free Take That Hill Event Jersey and Cycling Bibs by Jakroo
$3,000 – Free Take That Hill Event Jersey, Cycling Bibs by Jakroo, and PHH Challenge Coin
But wait, there’s more! You have the option to join forces with a team of other inspired racers to have your donations be combined to meet a larger goal. To help get your creative juices flowing, the following are the top five projects that PHH completed for veterans in 2021:
Ramp = $5,000
Bathroom Renovation = $10,000
HVAC = $12,000
Roof = $15,000
Tiny House Build = $50,000
Together, you and your team could raise funding to provide one of these much-needed projects for a veteran who is currently waiting for services. Join us, and let’s do great things together!
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