Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. 

                              A Soft Place for Veterans in Need to Land    
                                   

Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc.

PO Box 66676, St Pete Beach, Fl 33736-6676

www.heavenonearth4veterans.org

727.490.9441


Greetings!


During this holiday season, we want to thank you again for your support and update you on how far we’ve come this past year. 2015 has been an amazing year for Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. As you know, our mission is to alleviate Pinellas County veteran homelessness by providing quality, low cost, safe living spaces for veterans in need. Because of your help, we are continuing towards accomplishing that mission. We completed the renovations of our 7th and 8th homes this past spring, providing rooms for 4 more veterans. We are now able to provide rooms to 28 veterans. And at the present time we are full.

Thanks to your support Carol was honored at the October Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) National Convention as a Community Hero.


This year we have received incredibly generous monetary and in-kind gifts. Your gifts have truly made a difference. To mention a few, Volunteers of America in Florida donated 3 roofs and 1 new A/C system totaling over $30K. Incredible! We have had 2 individual and 1 business owner donations of $5K each; and Home Depot gave us a $5K grant. The St Petersburg West Rotary and the St Petersburg Elks Lodge #1224 each gave us $2K. The husband and wife team who donated a storage area to us has paid for another year. The St Petersburg Chapter of MOAA has paid for an additional storage area for a year. We have partnered with another veteran-focused non-profit, the Claybaker D.U.S.T.O.F.F. Foundation. They built raised garden beds at 3 of our homes and will continue until we have a vegetable garden at each home. We held a fundraiser at the Yacht & Tennis Club at St Pete Beach which raised over $1300 in one evening.


We are in need of a new roof on one of our homes and must replace the entire A/C duct system in another as soon as possible. We have a few upcoming events to tell you about. On January 13th, 2016 from 6-9pm , Simpatico Wines in Pasadena will hold a wine tasting fundraiser for us. On March 19th, 2016 in the evening, the St Petersburg West Rotary presents Casino Royale at the Largo Armed Forces History Museum and will again donate a portion of their proceeds to Heaven on Earth for Veterans. Please put these events on your calendars.


We are also partnering with local businesses and other nonprofits to assist our veterans in job placement, financial assistance and financial planning. Over 90 veterans have either come through, transitioned on, or are still living in our homes. One of our veterans who has been with us a long time passed away last May due to lung cancer. Numerous veterans have moved on into their own homes, including one veteran who was able to purchase a home. We are so grateful that you are partnering with us to offer veterans in need “a safe place to land.” We will continue to work hard to raise money to be able to purchase more homes to help more veterans. Never forget that with your donation, you are truly making a difference in veterans’ lives. We wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year.


Warm Regards and Best Wishes,


Carol A. Barkalow and Sheila R. Mutascio

Co-founders

Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc.


100% of your donation goes to helping veterans in need all donations are tax deductible


Fed ID# 46-2727624
501(C)(3) organization