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Purple Heart Homes founder a CNN Hero

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CNN's International awards program featuring everyday people doing extraordinary things, has nominated Purple Heart Homes founder Dale Beatty as a CNN Hero in the final top 10. Beatty was nominated weeks ago along with 24 other people from around the world.

CNN's Anderson Cooper announced Thursday morning, Beatty is one of 2 top 10 finalists from the Charlotte area. The top 10 community crusaders are open for public voting on the CNN website.

Beatty lost his legs in the Iraq war and was awarded with a new home when he returned from combat. To return the favor, he founded Purple Heart Homes which builds homes for injured veterans.

Beatty will receive $50,000 as a part of the top 10 selection. He is also eligible to become CNN's Hero of the Year. That distinction carries a prize of $250,000.

For more information or to vote for Dale Beatty, check out the CNN website link here: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/2013.heroes/dale.beatty.html

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