On February 12, 2018, Dale Beatty was suddenly taken from the world. He was the co-founder of Purple Heart Homes, which aided veterans with accessible housing and resources.
His sudden death left his family without reliable income and we are working to raise money for his wife Belinda and three kids. His wife doesn't work because she takes care of the three kids and are in need of help during this difficult time.
If everyone donated $1, this family wouldn't have to worry while trying to readjust to life without the man they loved so much.
Dale Beatty was born in Statesville, NC. He served in Charlie Battery 1st of the 113th Field Artillery – North Carolina National Guard from 1996 until 2003. SSG Beatty deployed to Iraq. On November 15, 2004, the vehicle he was riding in was ripped apart by anti-tank mines. The explosion left him a double amputee below the knees.
Dale spent over a year at Walter Reed Army Medical Center recovering from his injuries. When he returned home, there were no ramps, elevators, and roll-in showers. Life as an amputee proved challenging. The leadership from the Iredell Home Builders Association and many members from the Statesville community built a specially adapted barrier-free home for Dale and his family in 2007.
Dale and his fellow Iraq Veteran, John Gallina, decided to help older Service Connected Disabled Veterans that served before them live safely and with dignity in their homes. Together, they pooled their disability checks to co-found Purple Heart Homes.
Now in its 10th year, the organization has completed over 300 projects in 26 states. Dale loved his country. He loved his community and his many friends. Most of all he loved his family – wife Belinda, sons Dustin and Lucas, and his little daughter Sophia. Music was his therapy, relaxation, and joy. He played the drums in his band ‘Outlaw 21’ that entertained audiences throughout the state.
Dale Beatty was a top ten CNN Hero in 2013. He and his battle buddy, John Gallina, were featured on the cover of TIME magazine on August 11, 2011.
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