We believe that God blesses us with success so that we can help his children. If you know of a great organization that is making a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters on this earth, please let us know. If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve or contribute, please check out the organizations below. Thanks, and may God bless you!
A Child’s Place (ACP) works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. ACP began in 1989 when a group of women were walking through the cemetery in downtown Charlotte and noticed a group of kids playing. When asked why the kids were not in school the children explained that they were not allowed to enroll in school without a permanent address. The group of women began offering school for this group of 27 children in a one room schoolhouse provided by First Presbyterian Church with a teacher from CMS. In 1989, the McKinney-Vento Act was passed protecting the educational rights of homeless children ensuring they are provided the necessities they need to regularly attend school. Since that first class of 27 ACP client children we have grown to help 2,228 homeless children during the 2011-12 school year.
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.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.