Meet the founders of Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc.:
Lt Col Carol Barkalow, US Army, Retired
Sheila Mutascio, Real Estate Entrepreneur and Hair Dresser
Laura Berkowitz, Communications, Research and Non-profit Expert
Founded in March 2013, Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. (HOEV) provides quality living spaces for veterans in need. HOEV is a 501(c)(3) non profit charity. HOEV purchases and fully furnishes houses in Pinellas County to offer living spaces for veterans who cannot afford to own or rent on their own. All household equipment from silverware to linens to post and pans to laundry facilities is included.
Carol and Sheila started acquiring houses in 2011, prior to the organization becoming a non profit. To do this, they refinanced their own home twice and took out a home equity loan. To date, they have invested over $330,000 of their own money, purchasing 8 homes in the St Petersburg area. All but one home has been gifted by Carol and Sheila to the non profit. One home still has a mortgage on it. When that is paid off, it too will be gifted to HOEV.
HOEV has received support from local organizations. We continue to need support from the local community to ensure each house is well taken care of.
Our greatest need now, is to raise money to purchase another home for veterans. We are trying to get a bank to donate one to us as well. As always, we want to continue to accept furniture and appliance donations; to do this we also need more space to house these items. Please contact us if you can help.
If you would like to contact or donate to Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. please email us at [email protected].com or send your donation to Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. P.O. Box 66676 St. Pete Beach, Florida 33736-6676
All donations are tax deductible 100% of your donation goes directly to helping veterans Tax # 46-2727624