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The Tampa Bay Iowa Club, chartered by the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, promotes the interests of the University, its alumni, and friends through it's educational, social, and athletic programs. The Club chose Heaven on Earth for Veterans for their 2019 charity to support. In a ceremony held earlier this month at Pete and Shorty's in Clearwater, Club President Diane Lane-Levine presented HOEV Executive Director and Founder, Carol Barkalow with a check for $10,000 from the proceeds collected from their 50/50 raffles throughout the year. In more good news, the Board of The Tampa Bay Iowa Club voted to keep HOEV as their charity for 2020.  


 Bob and Donna Ritchie Donate $5000 to HOEV

At a celebrity golf tournament hosted by the Ritchie Hockey Foundation and held at the TPC Tampa Bay Golf Course, Bob and Donna Ritchie presented HOEV Executive Director, Carol Barkalow with a $5000 check. Barkalow and HOEV board members Ian O'Connell and Jenelle Roberts were there to support the Ritchie Hockey Foundation golf tournament that raises money and provides scholarships to aspiring youth hockey players who otherwise would not have the opportunity to excel scholastically or athletically. The foundation was started in honor of Bob and Donna's son Jason. Jason was an avid hockey player and after his untimely death, his parents wanted to honor his legacy by launching a foundation that uses hockey to help other youth discover and live up to their potential.  More information about the Ritchie Hockey Foundation 


We would like to thank all of those who have donated to Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. Your donations DO make a difference! 100% of what you give goes to the veterans in need. Click the blue house to make a tax deductible donation. Thank you!

Kya and Sheila with a load full of blankets and sheets for veterans!

St. Petersburg West Rotary donated an amazing amount of money to Heaven on Earth for Veterans - $10,000!!!!!! This money will be used to put a roof on one of our houses. Thank you St. Pete West Rotary.

St. Pete Catholic High School Key Club painting one of our veteran's homes.

Heaven on Earth is so grateful to Sheila’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14!! They gave us a donation of $500. Thank you all so much.


Veteran Services Partners

  • St Vincent dePaul

  • CW Bill Young Bay Pines VA
  • CareerSource Pinellas
  • Claybaker D.U.S.T.O.F.F. Foundation
  • Team CALIBRE

Benefit Solutions of Tampa Bay, Inc

Outside Support Received

  • Lumber Liquidators & Hotel Contractors for supplying full-size beds at a fraction of the regular cost!!
  • Volunteers of America Florida 4 New Roofs and 1 A/C unit: >46k
  • ANGELIDES Local Contractor
  • Rotary Club of St Pete West
  • Black Diamond Coatings, Inc
  • Morales & Associates Pro Bono Tax Services
  • Veterans Boat Parade
  • Korean War POW, Bill Allen
  • Veterans of South Pinellas County, Inc
  • BPOE Lodge 1224, St Petersburg
  • BPOE Lodge 2519, Seminole
  • BPOE Lodge 1912, Holiday Isles
  • Marine Corps League, Det 54
  • American Legion Post #252 Riders/SAL/Auxiliary
  • Nielson Company
  • Cutting Edge Granite
  • SPA Military Officers Association of America(MOAA)
  • Military Officers Wives Club
  • Allen Collins Realty
  • Tons of Tile
  • Dave & Charlann Mason- Storage Area
  • ATM Central
  • Military Order of the World Wars
  • Individual Donors: $5,000;$5000;$20,000;$25,000
  • American Legion Long Key Post #305
  • Home Depot Grant $5k
  • Tierra Verde Oktoberfest $3k
  • Student Veterans Organization from USF St. Pete to help paint and clean up the 9th house.
  • Thanks to The Veterans Boat Parade and Barbara Strayer for your kind donation!
  • A huge thank you to Jarrett Kass and Weather Tite Windows in Tampa!!! We were able to purchase windows in their outside inventory at a fraction of the normal cost!!!
  • A Big thanks Larry Crowley and Cutting Edge Granite for donating a beautiful granite countertop for one of our kitchens!!!
  • Thanks to Stephen Burt, Sr. of Furniture ks to John at Wholesale Direct AMZ for providing us with FREE pallets full of pillows and bedding!!
  • A HUGE thanks to Bill and Helen Allen for their gift of $2,000.
  • Thank you to American Legion #14 for a donation of $500 and a $300 donation from the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 14.
  • The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) donated baskets of food and sundry items to all the veterans in our houses! Thank you.
  • At their Veteran's Day celebration, the BPOE post 1224, we were presented with a check for $2000. Thank you!
  • The American Legion Post #14 Auxiliary donated the proceeds of their Halloween party - $968! We are so grateful.
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