Scott Burns is camping out in the Honor Tower in downtown Statesville May 9-15 to raise money for Purple Heart Homes.

Burns, a disabled Marine veteran, has raised more than $200,000 in similar fundraisers over the past 15 years.

To contribute to the Seven Days for the Troops fundraiser, stop by and place a contribution in the bucket or Text PHH to 26989.

Purple Heart Homes provides housing solutions for service connected disabled veterans. The nonprofit was founded by Iredell County veterans John Gallina and Dale Beatty.