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Chartered in 1957, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is the fundraising engine of Military Order of the Purple Heart membership organization. The Purple Heart medal originated from our country’s first President, George Washington’s respect and acknowledgement of veterans’ combat valor with awarding the Merit Badge, which today is widely known as the Purple Heart.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc. (MOPHSF) was incorporated in the State of Wisconsin in 1957. MOPHSF’s purpose and objectives are:
- To raise funds for service, welfare, and rehabilitation work in connection with the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. (a congressionally chartered veterans organization), those who are eligible for membership therein, or any wounded, disabled and/or handicapped veteran, his widow, orphan or survivors.
- For the support and maintenance of liaison services in any or all offices of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, soldier's homes or other administration of veteran's affairs wherever and whenever deemed necessary.
- For the support and maintenance of legislative service to advise and confer with the executive offices or bureaus and departments of the United States Government and Congressional committees or their members on any matters of interest and importance to disabled ex servicemen and women and particularly such matters as may properly be the subject of legislation.
- To contribute such funds to the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. or to independently assist in providing such services as outlined above.