VETERANS ADVOCACY PROGRAM

VETERANS ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Kristin Beck
National Veterans Advocacy Group Representative
chief@purpleheart.org

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)  is committed to serving our veterans. Although our membership is restricted to combat-wounded men and women, we support all of our veterans. Our current initiatives for veterans include consistently assessing the needs of our members and disseminating relevant information to them to address their needs and advocate on their behalf. We are always seeking to increase our membership by reaching out to more combat-injured and encouraging them to join MOPH. We also welcome feedback and ways to better serve our members.

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.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
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: fcc.gov/robocalls.

Sincerely
Veterans Benefits Administration

Free Veteran Snow goose hunt and ice fishing Trip

Wounded Warriors United-Minnesota

Hey everyone we have a couple trips to announce!

February 15,16,17 we are looking for 8 Veterans for an ice fishing Trip on Red lake. Fish the evening of Friday the 15th and come back the afternoon of Sunday the 17th.

February 21,22,23,24 we are looking for 5 Veterans for a Snow goose hunt in Missouri. Leave early morning of Thursday the 21st and come home Sunday the 24th.

Everything will be provided for both trips as always. Including food, transportation, lodging, guns, ammo, and anything else that is necessary.

If you’re a combat Veteran from Minnesota, or know someone who is and is interested in any of the trips, please message the page and we will get you more details.

Please share and get the word out. Thank you very much and we look forward to helping our Vets get out and enjoy the outdoors!

Please call 612-723-9689 for more info

The Purple Heart Scholarship Program

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The 2019 Purple Heart Scholarship application package is now available.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for the link to the application located under “Purple Heart Scholarship Program Forms”.

Funding for the 2019 Purple Heart Scholarship Program has been provided by a generous grant from Mr. Frederick W. Smith.

If you have any questions please call Stewart McKeown at MOPH Headquarters (703)-642-5360 Ext: 108 or Email: scholarship@purpleheart.org


The Purple Heart Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program that awards scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year.

To be eligible to apply for a Purple Heart Scholarship, each applicant needs to be a member of one of the following categories:

  1. A Purple Heart recipient who is also a member of MOPH,or
  2. The spouse of a Purple Heart recipient who is a Member of MOPH, or
  3. The direct lineal descendant (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild or step-grandchild) of a Purple Heart recipient who is a Member of MOPH, or
  4. the spouse, widow/widower, or direct lineal descendant as defined above of a service member killed-in-action or who died of wounds. If the Purple Heart recipient is listed as killed-in-action or died of wounds, supporting documentation must accompany the application.

A Purple Heart recipient who is living and not a member of the MOPH can become a member by applying online through the MOPH website: www.purpleheart.org. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, your Purple Heart recipient must be a current member, a member at the time of his or her death, or documented as killed-in-action or as having died of wounds. If you do not know whether your Purple Heart Recipient was a member of MOPH before his or her passing, please contact MOPH Headquarters for assistance at (888) 668-1656 or (703) 642-5360 and ask for MOPH Membership.

Great-grandchildren are not eligible to apply. A MOPH Associate membership or membership in the MOPH Auxiliary does not by itself convey scholarship eligibility.

In order to receive a Purple Heart Scholarship, applicants must meet the following three requirements:

  1. Be a graduate or upcoming graduate (current senior) of a high school or GED program, and
  2. Accepted by or enrolled as a FULL-TIME undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school at the time the scholarship is awarded, and
  3. be able to demonstrate the capacity for advanced academic achievement or technical proficiency as demonstrated by maintaining at least a 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) based on an un-weighted 4.0 grading system. Graduate students and students going back to school to receive additional undergraduate degrees after successfully completing at least one prior undergraduate degree program are not eligible to apply.

full-time student means carrying 12 or more credit hours per semester, or 18-quarter credit hours, or as determined by the school. The academic requirement of a 2.75 GPA may be waived for a Purple Heart recipient who is a member of the MOPH.

An applicant may receive a maximum of two scholarships awarded in non-consecutive years. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books, incidental fees, room and board, and other direct costs associated with higher education. Purple Heart scholarship funds cannot be used for transportation expenses, summer school, to pay pre-existing educational loans, or to pay for a special program/research project.

In addition, one of the recipients of the Purple Heart Scholarship is also selected to receive the Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Award. LT Michael P. Murphy was killed in action in 2005 in Afghanistan and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions. This scholarship is awarded in his memory and funded by the Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation of Riverhead, New York.

Click Here for information on the 2018 Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Award recipient.

Purple Heart Scholarship Program Forms:

Click Here to download the 2019 Purple Heart Scholarship Application.

Click Here to see the list of scholarship recipients for the current Scholarship Program Year.

Click Here if you are a Scholarship Recipient to download the required “College Information Form” *(Required if you received a confirmation letter)

Click Here if you are a Scholarship Recipient to download the required “Multimedia Consent Form” *(Required if you received a confirmation letter)

If you have any questions about the Purple Heart Scholarship Program, please contact.  Stewart McKeown at MOPH Headquarters (703)-642-5360 Ext: 108 or Email: scholarship@purpleheart.org

Scholarships

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial support to Purple Heart recipients and their families for the direct costs of higher education. It covers things like tuition, books, incidental fees, and room and board.

To qualify, you must be one of the following:

    1. A Purple Heart recipient and member of the MOPH. (Learn more about membership atwww.purpleheart.org, or call 703-642-5360);
    1. The spouse or surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient and member of the MOPH;
    1. The direct lineal descendant (child, step-child, adopted child or grandchild) of a Purple Heart recipient and member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation; or
    1. The spouse, surviving spouse or direct lineal descendant (child, step-child, adopted child or grandchild) of a service member killed-in-action or who died of wounds. 

Download the 2018-2019 MOPH Scholarship Application along with instructions, eligibility requirements, required documentation, and answers to frequently asked questions. 

In 2017, the MOPH Scholarship Committee awarded a total of 90 scholarship checks to 87 recipients. Eighty (80) awards were funded through the MOPH Scholarship Committee, two (2) were funded by the LT Michael Murphy US Navy Seal Memorial Foundation, six (6) were funded by Wounded Warriors Family Support, and two (2) were funded by the Arthur Peters Memorial Fund. Check out the 2017 MOPH SCHOLARSHIP winners

Read about the 2017 recipient of the Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship.

Have questions? Contact MOPH Headquarters at scholarship@purpleheart.org or call (703) 642-5360.