STATESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "At age 19 I lost my foot after I was injured by a grenade in Vietnam. I have lived my entire civilian life as an amputee above the knee. As I aged I could not keep up with repairs on my home. Then a miracle happened - 30 volunteers from the Purple Heart Homes Front Range Chapter showed up and built a ramp, removed a tree and remodeled my kitchen," says 70 year-old Army Veteran Arthur Mayfield from Aurora, CO. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161031/434406Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161031/434407 Purple Heart Homes, a national public charity based in Statesville, North Carolina, is expanding its capacity and footprint to be able to help older Veterans and their caregivers safely age in their own homes through the formation of chapters. "We are committed to improving Veterans lives one home at a time," says Dale Beatty, Purple Heart Homes Co-founder and head of Strategic Development. "We are excited to welcome our 10 th chapter in Northeast Ohio and have several more in various stages of organization." Diana Fleming, President of Purple Heart Homes Colorado Front Range Chapter, grew up in Nebraska with a family of Veterans. "My father, my grandfather and my mother and grandmother were Veterans. Diana and her husband Monte, a Littleton fireman, are both committed to helping older Veterans in Colorado live with dignity in their own homes. "There is a big demand to help our aging Vietnam, Korea and WWII Veterans that need ramps, wider doorways, handicap bathrooms, grab bars and railings. Often times they have no one else to help," says Fleming.