Foundation plans to 'pay it forward' to Army sergeant's family

It was with a heavy heart that family announced Dale Beatty died unexpectedly at the age of 39 from a blood clot in his lungs.

The Army sergeant lost both his legs in Iraq and devoted his life to helping others.

“One of the things that epitomizes Dale Beatty and his service was no matter the problems he was going through, he always recognized whatever problem a veteran might be suffering,” Richard Cantwell said, Chairman of Patriot Military Family Foundation.

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Beatty co-founded Purple Heart Homes in 2008; he and a friend helped veterans with housing needs. Now, the Patriot Military Family Foundation he worked closely with wants to pay it forward.

“They were very supportive of their father, their husband and they deserve to be supported as well,” Cantwell said.

The organization plans to raise money that’ll go straight to the Beatty family trust. It’ll support his wife and young kids.

“They have a lovely wife and three kids,” Cantwell said.

So far, the Patriot Military Family Foundation has $2,000 in pledges.

“We provide that money directly to the Beatty family trust and the Beatty family trust decides how that money gets spent with the family,” Cantwell said.

He added Beatty had been a relentless supporter of their organization throughout the years; Cantwell said they hope they can support Beatty’s family after he’s gone.

If you would like to contribute to the Beatty family trust, click here, or donate by mail: 

  • PMFF - Directed Donation to Beatty Family Trust (or Beatty Mortgage)129 Fast Lane, Suite 200 Mooresville, NC 28117