Hero, philanthropist Dale Beatty has died

Dale Beatty – Source: Purple Heart Homes

Purple Heart Homes co-founder Dale Beatty has died.

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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:

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