Purple Heart Homes to Select Putnam Veteran for Home Build Reviewed by Momizat on . CARMEL, N.Y. – Ever since Purple Heart Homes announced its intention to build a home for a disabled military veteran in Putnam, local support from communities t CARMEL, N.Y. – Ever since Purple Heart Homes announced its intention to build a home for a disabled military veteran in Putnam, local support from communities t Rating: 0
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Purple Heart Homes to Select Putnam Veteran for Home Build

Purple Heart Homes to Select  Putnam Veteran for Home Build

CARMEL, N.Y. – Ever since Purple Heart Homes announced its intention to build a home for a disabled military veteran in Putnam, local support from communities throughout the county has been overwhelming, according to Senator Greg Ball who first contacted Purple Heart Homes about the idea.

Now, Ball and Purple Heart Homes need help finding a deserving disabled veteran as well as a place to build the home. Volunteers for coordinating the build and fundraising are also needed.

“It is heartwarming to see the immense community support we have received since we first made this announcement. Literally hundreds of local elected officials, financial institutions, small businesses and community partners have stepped up to the plate. We are now beginning the first steps of securing a service disabled veteran and a location to build the home,” said Senator Greg Ball. “If you would like to join our Purple Heart Homes Senate Task Force and join our honorable efforts, please contact my office today.”

Purple Heart Homes, a registered non-profit organization founded in 2008, is planning to build one home locally with the ultimate goal of creating a statewide project called “500 homes for 500 Heroes.”

Dale Beatty, Co-Founder of Purple Heart Homes and a 2013 CNN Hero nominee, said he was looking forward to getting the project underway.

“We are very excited to put the plans together to provide an approved Service Connected Disabled Veteran in a soon to be renovated home in Senator Ball’s District 40,” said Dale Beatty, Purple Heart Homes Co-founder. “Our plans include a January kick-off, a March Demo Day and a June Mission Complete Ceremony to coincide with Army Week in New York as part of the Army Week Association.”

Purple Heart Homes hopes to begin construction sometime in March 2014 and the target completion date is about June 2014, according to Senator Ball.

Veterans that have their DD-214 and a service connected VA disability rating can apply for a home by filling out a request on the Purple Heart Homes website by visiting: www.phhusa.org.

Those who would like to join the Purple Heart Homes Senate Task Force, or know of a location to build a home, should contact Senator Greg Ball’s District Office at (845) 279-3773 or email Krista Gobins at kgobins@nysenate.gov.

 

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Dan Curtis

Dan Curtis is the Assistant Editor for Putnam County. Since graduating from SUNY Cortland in 2010 Dan has worked part-time as a sports reporter for North County News and Examiner, and full-time in 2011 for Main Street Connect as a news reporter. Most recently, Dan worked for Metro Glass and Mirror as an assistant glazier. In 2011 he married his college sweetheart and the pair lived in Dutchess County for a short time before moving to the Town of Cortlandt in 2012. Dan is an avid sports fan and he roots for the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees. On his time off, Dan enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.

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