THE PURPOSE PRIZE: PURPLE HEART HOMES
Production Company: Talking Eyes Media
Purple Heart Homes (PHH) was founded by John Beatty and Dale Gallina, two combat-wounded Iraq veterans, in 2008. The program has two many objectives.
For service-connected disabled veterans who currently own a home that no longer meets their physical needs, PHH partners with local volunteers in the community with the intent of restoring dignity and 'quality of life' by creating a safe, barrier free living environment. Renovations are provided at no cost to the veteran.
Veterans who are prepared to take on the responsibility of home ownership are provided with newly renovated and/or modified homes that have been donated. Veterans who meet the requirements and expectations of the program will have the opportunity to obtain a mortgage and own one of these homes at no more than 50% of the final appraised value.
For more information about Purple Heart Homes, visit purplehearthomesusa.org.
This video was produced by Talking Eyes Media for Encore.org's 2013 Purpose Prize, an award program dedicated to investing in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. For more information about the Purpose Prize and to see this video in context, visit encore.org. For more information about Talking Eyes Media, visit talkingeyesmedia.org.