FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART MAKES REC0RD-SETTING DONATION TO PENNSYLVANIA VETERANS FOUNDATION
Fort Indiantown Gap, March 26, 2013. The Department of Pennsylvania of the Military Order of the Purple Heart has donated $75,000 to the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation at a meeting at Fort Indiantown Gap on March 26. The $75,000 gift is the largest single donation ever made to the Veterans Foundation.
Commander Michael Mescavage, Harry “Dean” Clark, and Chuck Jackson presented the check to Foundation Chairman, Brigadier General (PA) Michael Gould.
“This gift is a huge boost for the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation, and it comes at a time when more-and-more veterans and their families are seeking assistance,” said Brigadier General (PA) Mike Gould, Chairman of the Foundation. “The remarkable generosity of the Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Department of Pennsylvania exemplifies what charitable organizations like the Foundation can do to help veterans by forging a strong working relationships with veterans service organizations, like the Military Order of the Purple Heart and other private donors,” Gould concluded.
Chuck Jackson, Adjutant of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Pennsylvania, said his organization wants to support organizations like the Foundation to help veterans and their families. “The MOPH does not have capability to check out individuals’ needs and requirements, and the PVF does. Our providing the PVF funding allows MOPH money to reach down to an individual level, and that is great,” Jackson said.
Founded on Veterans’ Day 2011 (11-11-11), the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation is a non-profit, statewide, charitable organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is managed by an all-volunteer board of directors. With extremely low administrative expenses, the Foundation is able to devote the money it raises from private donations to carrying out its mission to provide assistance and support to Pennsylvania veterans and their families. The Foundation recently partnered with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to conduct the first Pennsylvania Women Veterans Symposium, which was held from March 8 to 10 in Gettysburg.
Chartered by Congress in 1958, the Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, the organization supports all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide and programs by Departments, Chapters and National Service Officers. The Department of Pennsylvania of the MOPH consists of about 5,000 members in 18 chapters across Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation
P.O. Box 98
Annville, PA 17003