Thursday, August 1, 2013

Corporate Foundation Improves Veterans' Homes

An $80 million pledge from the Home Depot Foundation played a part in improving the home of a disabled Navy veteran's Florida home, according to a recent story in Florida Today.

From the news story:

The house had needed improvements for years... Home Depot Foundation...approved a $5,000 home-improvement grant available for veterans.

Recently, a day of work teamed employees of Home Depot on Merritt Island with members of...Grace United Methodist of Merritt Island, and people from...Audubon Elementary.

Volunteers painted throughout the 53-year-old, 1,200-square-foot house. Put down tile. Built a ramp leading up to the kitchen door. Shared lunch in the front yard.

From the Home Depot Foundation website:  In 2012, Home Depot associates completed 550 volunteer projects across the country specifically to help veterans, from building wheelchair ramps and renovating the homes of wounded warriors to repairing and remodeling transitional housing for homeless veterans.

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