Two COMBAT WOUNDED
VETERANS ON A MISSION

Purple Heart Homes is founded by and for our veterans and  is operated as 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization founded in 2008 by Dale Beatty, and John Gallina. Both joined the North Carolina National Guard in 1996 and both were severely wounded in Bayji, Iraq on November 15, 2004. During their years of service to our nation both Beatty and Gallina responded not only to calls from the governor of North Carolina to help victims of Hurricane Fran and Hurricane Floyd but ultimately a call from the President of the United States to defend our country against terrorism by serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Their journey together is one of friendship, service, courage and leadership. Their shared experiences have created a strong sense of community and have instilled in them a humanitarian spirit to give back and make a difference in the 
lives of Service Connected Disabled Veterans of all conflicts.

Currently the Purple Heart Homes organization is made up of volunteers and professionals from

all walks of life that share a common belief and a common desire to give back to those who have
given so much for their country.

A volunteer Board of Directors is maintained for fiscal responsibility, approval and prioritization

of projects and fundraising assistance.


  • There are 3.4 million service-connected disabled veterans…
  • One in five veterans is under 35…
  • 25% are between the ages of 35-54…
  • 39% fall into the 55-74 age range…
  • One in five is 75 or older…
  • 96% of the disabled veterans are male…
  • 96% of the caregivers for veterans are women…
  • Caregivers of Vietnam Veterans are the most numerous…
  • Six in 10 caregivers are 50 years and older…
  • One in eight who are 65 and older…