Peach State Federal Credit Union has partnered with Purple Heart Homes to help renovate homes for veterans in need in Larenceville, Ga.
Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to providing functional housing for for service-connected disabled veterans. There are 9.3 million veterans in the U.S. who are 65 and older.
“As many homeowners know, it is costly to maintain a home. Consider how hard it is for a 68-year-old Vietnam veteran living on a fixed income that had been exposed to Agent Orange and suffers from Parkinson’s to get a simple ramp installed or a doorway widened,” said John Gallina, executive director and co-founder of Purple Heart Homes. “Without money or support, it can be nearly impossible. We are grateful for our collaboration and for our financial partners that are helping make needed home repairs in communities throughout the U.S.”
Each year, Peach State FCU donates money and volunteers to help Purple Heart Homes’ missions locally. Home repair projects began Aug. 7, Purple Heart Day, and are slated to end by Veterans Day.