Purple Heart Homes co-founder Dale Beatty has died.
The double-amputee was a veteran of the War in Iraq and joined fellow veteran John Gallina to start the organization aimed at helping combat disabled veterans with housing needs.
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While the organization may have a Statesville address, its reach and impact have gone across the United States. Qualifying veterans can receive assistance with their current homes or be helped towards the dream of home ownership. A mentor program is also offered.
The work of Dale Beatty and John Gallina has earned the organization a long list of media coverage including when the two graced the cover of Time Magazine with other young veterans making a difference.
Beatty’s cause of death is unknown at this time. We will continue to follow the story.
Beatty joined WSIC News Partner Fox 46 for an interview in 2017: