Catherine Shaw
National Suicide Awareness Program Officer
CELL:  (843) 814-3760

The Military Order of the Purple Heart was the first National Service Organization to create a Suicide Awareness Program and appoint a national officer for this position in 2016. This Program began in response to the crisis of the 20-22 veterans and active duty service men and women who end their lives to the epidemic of suicide daily.


Homeless Veterans Program

Homeless Veterans Program


CELL: (850) 545-9576

Homelessness amongst America’s Veterans has been cut in half since 2010, yet many veterans in our nation still are without a place to call home.

Chapters, Units, and Departments nationwide participate in Stand Downs and various projects and programs to bring aid, comfort, and resources to those who find themselves displaced or homeless.

If you know a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, refer him or her to a local VA Medical Center, where VA staff are ready to help. Veterans and their families can also call 1-877-4AID-VET to be connected to VA services. ​​​

Vacations For Veterans


 Vacations For Veterans

2018 Last Minute Vacation Offers


Dear veterans,
The Purple Heart veterans that were originally chosen for these Vacation properties have dropped out.
Below are the donated Timeshare property vacations for January & February, 2019.  This is for free lodging only-you need to be able to get there on your own.

These offers are open to all so please act quickly.

This will be on a first come/ first-served basis, but please only request the Timeshare if you are SURE that you can use it. Also, please specify which month & location that you would like.

*Please attach your Purple Heart documents to your reply to be considered for these vacations.
Even if you’ve sent your documents already, we will need you to resend them again. Once we have your request and documents, we will put you in touch with the property owner.

Last Minute Offers:

Last Minute Offers:

Branson, MO
Lawrence Welk Timeshares

Nestled in the breathtaking Ozarks, The Lodges at Timber Ridge in Branson, Missouri is a first-class destination resort offering spacious luxury vacation lodge rentals, on-premise dining, unique resort experiences, fitness center, mini golf, game room and world-class live theatre entertainment. In addition, our 10,000 square foot Splash-a-Torium is open year round, with a 100-foot slide, splash zone, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, plenty of deck chairs for lounging, and locker rooms. View the resort map to start planning your trip, check out our package deals and make plans today for and unforgettable Branson vacation!
Welk Resorts Branson at the Lodges at Timber Ridge
Five (5) nightsSun to Fri JAN 20 to JAN 25, 2019.
Large One Bedroom Villa that sleeps 4 – great for Family!
Check-in will be
4:00pm on the first day, Sunday, JAN 20
Check-out will be
10:00am on Friday, JAN 25.
Las Vegas, NV
Grandview Resort
1 bedroom/1 bath
Sleeps up to 4
Dates available: Dec 28- Jan 4
Grandview Resort in Las Vegas
Located just a few miles away from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Grandview at Las Vegas is your gateway to the magical neon lights of Las Vegas. When you’ve had your fill of entertainment, shopping top brands and gourmet dining, The Grandview at Las Vegas is your desert oasis. Relax and unwind in spacious suites with fully appointed kitchens.


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Vacations For Veterans, LLC
9435 Lorton Market Street
# 105
Lorton, VA 22079

Vacations For Veterans seeks to provide Purple Heart Medal recipients from the Iraq and Afghanistan Campaigns with a week of free lodgings donated by vacation homeowners.


Though it would be our honor to help all veterans, due to the small size of our organization, Vacations For Veterans has a very limited mission to help only Purple Heart Medal recipients from the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. If you are a veteran who has recently received the Purple Heart Medal, and wish to apply for our program, please fill out this form.


Each wounded veteran faces new challenges: readjusting, rebuilding their lives, and reconnecting with their families. For many of our wounded veterans, time away to rejuvenate is a luxury that is often unattainable and unaffordable.


When you make a donation of time at your vacation home, or a donation of money to sponsor a veteran, you give our wounded veterans a brief respite when they need it most. You make entire families feel better through your generosity.


Providing wounded veterans with a week of relaxation is a wonderful opportunity for both veterans and donors alike. It is a chance for many of us to show our appreciation for our veteran’s honorable service to our country.


To help us help veterans, please donate time

FCC and VA to Combat Illegal Robocalls Targeting Veterans

Seal of the US Department of Veterans Affairs

Dear Veterans and Stakeholders,

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to team up to combat illegal robocalls targeting Americans, including Veterans and their families.

Each year, the FCC receives more than 200,000 complaints about unwanted calls. While this may seem like a big number, it pales in comparison to the millions of robocalls being made each day. The calls interrupt dinners and family time; they flood landline and mobile phones. Scam calls frequently solicit money for fake charities, including ones claiming to support America’s Veterans – some even claiming to be VA representatives.

We know that scam activity increases during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, so the FCC and VA urge you to be vigilant. We offer the following tips to help you avoid unwanted calls and scams.

  • Don’t answer calls from unknown numbers. Scammers may spoof their caller ID to display a fake number that appears to be local.  If you answer such a call, hang up immediately.
  • Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother’s maiden names, or passwords in response to unexpected or suspicious calls.
  • Be sure to set a password for all voice mail accounts to avoid being hacked.
  • Register your number on the Do Not Call List to block calls from legitimate telemarketers.
  • Ask your phone company about call-blocking tools and services for your landline phone, and check for helpful apps that you can download to your mobile phone.

Please help spread the word about robocall fraud among those who may need assistance particularly those who are frequently targeted by phone scams.

For more information, visit:

Veterans Benefits Administration