This week we’re profiling The Purple Heart Foundation. Are they in your Givolio?
The Purple Heart Medal:
The Purple Heart is the oldest award still given to combat-wounded veterans of the U.S. military. Established by George Washington in 1782, the Purple Heart has been awarded nearly two million times to recognize the sacrifice and commitment of combat-wounded veterans.
The Order provides opportunities for engagement, camaraderie and support among Purple Heart recipients, but its mission is far larger than that, encompassing programs that aid all veterans.
Chartered in 1957, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is the fundraising engine of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Through grants and outreach programs we lend support to other organizations whose programs align with Purple Heart’s mission, as well as make smaller direct contributions to veterans facing exceptionally difficult financial challenges.
The mission of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is to honor the sacrifice that military veterans have made for our country by assisting them to make a smooth transition from the battlefield back home. When soldiers return home from war, the Purple heart Foundation is there to provide counsel, a wide range of support, and unwavering advocacy for all of the new challenges.
Programs help veterans recover and prosper with research and assistance that tackle the unseen wounds impacting veterans – such as Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, suicide, and sexual abuse. The National Service Officers program exists to let veterans know about education opportunities, scholarships, disability compensation, employment training, hospitalization and rehabilitation benefits, as well as pensions and other assistance. A full-time attorney is dedicated to protecting the interests of wounded servicemen and women by presenting veterans’ claims before a court.