What does the Military Order of the Purple Heart Services Foundation, Inc. do for veterans?
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation's mission is to secure and manage resources to provide services and programs to veterans and families free of charge.
Is the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation the same organization as the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA?
The Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA represents the membership side of the organization and the Heart Service Foundation raises and manages revenue to support the programs and services provided by both organizations to address the needs of veterans. While the two groups work closely together they are organized and governed separately.
Does the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation just support veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal?
No, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation provides services to any veteran who has served in the United States Armed Forces whether or not they have received the Purple Heart Medal.
What happens to my donations of gently used clothes and household items?
One of the main fundraising ventures of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is the solicitation of used clothing and other items which are sold in bulk, sight unseen to local thrift operators, consignment stores and the like.
What happens to the money you raise from sales of used merchandise to thrift operators?
The Order's Annual Operating Budget is approximately $10.5 million of which nearly $7.3 million goes to support the National Services Program. The majority of the funding is received from the MOPH Services Foundation through either restricted or unrestricted grants. The Service Foundation receives its money through various fundraising activities such as from the sale of used clothes to thrift stores and from a vehicle donation program. The Order has a number of national programs which are described in more detail here