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The Mission

The community-wide initiative will provide a housing solution in South Euclid, Ohio for combat wounded Iraq War Army Veteran Demond Taylor.

Working collaboratively under the theme of "When Hearts Come Together - Great Things Happen", the City of South Euclid, along with One South Euclid Community Development Corporation, the Cuyahoga Land Bank and Purple Heart Homes will renovate the home located at 1171 Avondale Road in South Euclid, Ohio.

Upon completion of the renovated home Service Connected Disabled Veteran Taylor will purchase the home at a reduced price to enable him and his family to have the dream of home ownership.

Making the Project a Reality: Needs for Demond's Home

It will take approximately $60,000 to $70,000 to renovate the home in South Euclid. We are looking for financial donations, volunteer labor and in-kind donations and/or services to help make our mission a successful reality. Contributions and more information on volunteering can be found by visiting the Mission's Webpage at or Facebook Page at All contributions are tax deductible. Upon completion of the renovated home Service Connected Disable Veteran Demond Taylor will purchase the home at a reduced price to enable him and his family to have the dream of home ownership.

About Demond Taylor

US Army Iraq combat wounded veteran Demand Taylor served our country from September 2001 to July 2005 in the 82nd Airborne. Demond is among the 211,000 veterans that returned home with serious invisible injuries from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He suffers from depression, short-term memory loss, constant headaches, debilitating nightmares and depression. Demand is employed by the Veterans Administration and currently resides in an apartment with his wife Amber and Service Dog Madison.

About Purple Heart Homes Co-founders Dale Beatty and John Gallina

Purple Heart Homes was founded in 2008 by two Iraq combat wounded Veterans who remain on a mission to provide housing solutions to Service Connected Disabled Veterans that served in all eras. They were trained to not leave a soldier behind on the battlefield and are committed to not leaving them behind now that they have returned home.

South Euclid Purple Heart Homes Information



City of South Euclid/One South Euclid Contact Information

Georgine Welo: Mayor, City of South Euclid                 216.381.0400

Ed Gallagher:          Project Manager                          216.978.8502

Additional inquiries may be directed to Michael Love, Director of Economic Development at or 216.691.4205 or Keith Benjamin, Director of Community Services at or 216.691.4234.

1349 South Green Road • South Euclid, Ohio 44121 • 216.381.0400 •

South Euclid - Come Together & Thrive Cuyahoga Land Bank One South Euclid

Media Coverage:


Helping an Iraq War Veteran get a new home - WOIO - 19 Action News

South Euclid, Purple Heart Homes helping disabled veteran - 1- 26- 13, The Plain Dealer/

11-15-12 Freshwater Cleveland Article: "S. Euclid housing project to give injured war vet the dream of home ownership"

December 2012 Reader's Digest Article: "Hometown Heroes: Building Homes for Disabled Veterans"

11-13-12 Sun Messenger Article: Purple Heart Homes turns over first Ohio home to veteran in South Euclid

NewsChannel 5: South Euclid home to be given to Iraq War Army Veteran Demond Taylor

19 Action News: Local veteran gets housing help

WKSU 87.7FM: A disable Northeast ohio veteran has a new home

WTAM 1100: Mike Trivisonno Show: Interview with Mayor Welo

11-11-12 'To have a home' on Veterans Day: editoial from the The Plain Dealer

11-8-12 News Herald Article: South Euclid to have Ohio's first Purple Heart Home

10-23-12 Sun Messenger Article: South Euclid community will join together to build first two Purple Heart Homes in Ohio for disabled veterans

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Upcoming Events

11-11-12 - Mission Kick-Off Event


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