Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc.
PO Box 66676, St Pete Beach, Fl 33736-6676
Heaven on Earth for Veterans continues to grow only because of the great support we received during 2018. We are humbled by your generosity and your commitment to making our community a better place. 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 able to accomplish that mission.
We continue to receive incredibly generous monetary and in-kind gifts that have truly made a difference.
were able to complete our 9th home
to house 3 more veterans. This home was dedicated to a philanthropic Rotarian,
Paul Slosberg, who passed away last spring.
- The St
Petersburg Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (SPA
MOAA) donated $3750 for new windows.
Holiday Isles Elks Lodge donated over $9100 to us to make improvements to our
a second year in a row, the Seminole Elks Lodge
$2000 worth of cleaning supplies and bedding for our homes.
received $3000 from the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas for window
Tierra Verde Business Partners donated $3000 from the proceeds of their
Neilson Company came out one day in the spring and painted the interior of our
Many local organizations and individuals have stepped up to help our veterans. Please check out our website for a more complete list. This year we also established a great relationship with the USF SP Veterans Service Organization and we will be helping more student veterans with housing in the future.
In 2019, we will have our first big fundraiser – a Tug Of War on the Treasure Island beach behind the Bilmar Hotel on April 9th. USA Mortgage is sponsoring this event for us! Check out our website for more information. All the proceeds will go towards the building of our 10th home: a brand new, 4 bedroom, 2 bath house on the vacant lot we were able to purchase from the city as a result of donor generosity.
We continue to partner with local businesses and other nonprofits to assist our veterans in job placement, financial assistance and financial planning. We are so grateful that you are partnering with us to offer veterans in need “a safe place to land.” Over 165 veterans have either come through, transitioned on, or are still living in our homes. We will continue to work hard 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. MutascioCo-founders, Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc.