During the week of Monday, April 25 – Saturday, April 30 Appalachian State University students will be representing Purple Heart Homes of the High Country to host percentage nights at five different bars/restaurants throughout Boone and Blowing Rock. These students have been planning this fundraiser all semester in an effort to give back to our patriots. Each bar has offered 10% of either their beer and/or food sales to benefit Purple Heart Homes. In addition, Appalachian Mountain Brewery will be matching a 10 percent donation of all AMB beer sold at the participating establishments.
Purple Heart Homes is a nonprofit organization whose main goal is to improve quality of life housing solutions for disabled American Veterans of all generations. John Gallina and Dale Beatty, two combat wounded Iraq Veterans, created Purple Heart Homes in 2008. This nonprofit organization encourages the community to serve and show their appreciation to their local veterans. Because of Purple Heart Homes, disabled veterans are able to live comfortably by having their homes renovated to suit their individual needs.
The week long bar crawl schedule is as follows:
- TAPP ROOM located at 421 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C. 28607 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (food and beer sales) AND
- TOWN TAVERN OF BLOWING ROCK located at 1182 Main St., Blowing Rock, N.C. from 4 p.m.- 10 p.m. (food and beer sales)
- CAFÉ PORTOFINO’S located at 970 Rivers Street Boone, N.C. All day 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. (food and beer)
Wednesday 4/ 27:
- THE LOCAL located at 179 Howard Street Boone, N.C. from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. (beer sales)
- PEDALIN’ PIG located at 2968-A Hwy 105 Boone, N.C. 28607 ALL DAY 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (beer sales)
- KLONDIKE CAFE located at 441 Blowing Rock Road Boone, N.C. from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. (beer sales)
- APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN BREWERY located at 163 Boone Creek Drive, Boone, NC ALL DAY, 12 – 10 p.m.
- Live performances will be provided throughout the day featuring an appearance from Adam Church at 3 p.m.
Organization boilerplate: “PHH USA is dedicated to finding personalized solutions that will make existing homes meet the specific needs of Service Connected Disabled Veterans who have served and sacrificed on our behalf. After a thorough verification process, PHH USA identifies the needs of the disabled veteran and determines the scope of work required to modify, adapt or build, a home that is accessible barrier-free and safe. We make it our goal to partner with local, professional contractors who are willing to take ownership of the process, thus enabling them to use their existing network of tradesmen and material suppliers. In this way we can fully involve the community allowing them to quickly address the needs of the wounded veteran and find a suitable community based solution.”
For more information visit https://www.purplehearthomesusa.org/