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Who is helped by Purple Heart donations?

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Donations made to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, or MOPH, go to any member of the United States Armed Forces wounded in war by the enemy. Donations can also go to the surviving families of those who are killed in action or die from their wounds.

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The MOPH was founded in 1932 to help military veterans and their families who were injured or killed in combat. Money to help support the welfare of the recipients is raised through the collection and sale of used household items sold through thrift stores. The MOPH also raises money from donations of cash and automobiles. Once a year, MOPH raises money by distributing the official flower, the Purple Heart Viola, the symbol of the organization, designed into a lapel pin. Donations and information on how to donate a car can be made through the Purple Heart Foundation. Donations are tax-deductible

Contributions to the organization help the veterans who work on behalf of MOPH to manage the fundraising activities and enable the members to help hospitalized veterans and their families.

Relatives such as wives, mothers and daughters of MOPH recipients are eligible to be members of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

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