The four parts of the Purple Heart Organization
Begun in 1932 and chartered by act of Congress in 1958 for Combat Wounded Veterans, the Purple Heart organization has four separate divisions. Each operates cohesively together to provide specific services and benefits to all Veterans and their families.
While the Membership division runs many programs, by far the largest program is the National Service Program, run by the National Service Director. This program operates a nation-wide network of more than 60 offices, staffed by over 70 trained National Service Officers (NSO) and assistants; they are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The purpose of the program is to assist ALL Veterans in navigating the sometimes complex process of getting all of the benefits that are due them. In addition the Order has a core of Department and Chapter Service Officers who volunteer to assist Veterans and their families throughout the Country
MOPH Membership is the fraternal arm of the Order and is organized into Regions, Departments, and Chapters that execute programs across the country. Along with running programs such as Americanism, Youth Programs and Advocacy, the Order also maintains a Scholarship Program which is exclusively available to Members.
The Auxiliary, with its own membership and administration, works closely with their local MOPH Chapters in assisting, comforting, and aiding distressed veterans and their families. Our members are proud of our organization and its mission of support for one another, our veterans, and their families. We work together, share our compassion with families of the combat wounded, and volunteer on behalf of all veterans.
Our Patriot (Military Order of the Purple Heart) members cross every branch of service, champion camaraderie to all veterans, and share a common bond with those who have received the Purple Heart medal. If you or someone in your family has received the Purple Heart medal, we invite you to join us today to carry on our mission. Click Here for more information on membership applications and eligibility. We look forward to hearing from you.
The MOPH Service Foundation has the critical mission of raising funds to support the wide-ranging programs and activities of the Order, particularly the National Service Program and its liaison activities with Congress. The Foundation, on its own, offers unique training programs to facilitate veterans’ transitioning from active duty to civilian life. Two fundraising operations of the Service Foundation are highly visible to the public – the thrift store operation and the car donation program.
Here are some links of interest for veterans and supporters of The Purple Heart.