Over 60 Home Depot Associates Volunteer at Veterans Home
More than 60 members of Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, volunteered on their day off today and worked to transform our Veterans Transitional Living Facility. As part of a district-wide project, 9 stores from Shreveport to East Texas participated in the annual service day.
Founded in 2010, our Veterans Transitional Living Facility offers several services for veterans, ranging from housing to case management with the necessary supports to move forward and live independently. Updates to the facility made the environment more welcoming and private, including a space for veterans to store their personal belongings. In addition, volunteers built a storage shed and created an outdoor living space with landscaping improvements.
This project is part of The Home Depot’s eighth annual Celebration of Service campaign to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. “What’s different this year is that we temporarily traded our home depot orange shirts for the military green to show the honor that we have for the men and women that served our country,” Stephanie Pennington, General Manager, Home Depot Store #356, shared.
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has transformed more than 40,000 homes and facilities for veterans across the country. Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military.
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters.
Since 2011, the Foundation has invested a quarter of a billion dollars in veteran-related causes and improved more than 40,000 veteran homes and facilities in 2,500 cities. In 2018, the Foundation committed an additional $50 million dollars to train 20,000 skilled tradespeople over the next 10 years starting with separating military members and veterans, at-risk youth and members of the Atlanta Westside community.