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Meet the founders of Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc.:

Lt Col Carol Barkalow, US Army, Retired

Sheila Mutascio, Real Estate Entrepreneur and Hair Dresser

Laura Berkowitz, Communications, Research and Non-profit Expert

Founded in March 2013, Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. (HOEV) provides quality living spaces for veterans in need. HOEV is a 501(c)(3) non profit charity. HOEV purchases and fully furnishes houses in Pinellas County to offer living spaces for veterans who cannot afford to own or rent on their own. All household equipment from silverware to linens to post and pans to laundry facilities is included. 

Carol and Sheila started acquiring houses in 2011, prior to the organization becoming a non-profit. To do this, they refinanced their own home twice and took out a home equity loan. To date, they have invested over $330,000 of their own money, purchasing 8 homes in the St. Petersburg area. All but one home has been gifted by Carol and Sheila to the non profit. One home still has a mortgage on it. When that is paid off, it too will be gifted to HOEV.

HOEV has received support from local organizations. We continue to need support from the local community to ensure each house is well taken care of. 

Our greatest need now is to raise money to purchase another home for veterans. We are trying to get a bank to donate one to us as well. As always, we want to continue to accept furniture and appliance donations; to do this we also need more space to house these items. Please contact us if you can help.

If you would like to contact or donate to Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. please email us at or send your donation to:

Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc.

P.O. Box 66676

St. Pete Beach, Florida 33736-6676

We accept credit card donations – all donations are tax deductible.

100% of your donation goes directly to helping veterans.

Tax # 46-2727624

We are in need of the following types of donations:

  • Sponsors
  • Money
  • Home Depot Gift Cards
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Lawnmowers/Gas cans
  • Brooms/mops
  • Tile flooring
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry detergent
  • Garbage bags
  • Sheets: Twin/Full size
  • Silverware
  • Pots/Pans
  • Computers
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