Y’all know I LOVE The Home Depot. When they contacted me to be part of their Celebration Of Service Campaign, I couldn’t say YES fast enough. You do remember that my word of 2012 is YES, right?
From The Home Depot site:
From September 11, 2012 through Veterans Day (November 11), The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot are partnering with nonprofit organizations across the country in a Celebration of Service campaign to transform the homes and lives of veterans facing severe housing challenges.
During Celebration of Service, we will complete hundreds of service projects to repair and renovate the homes, facilities and community centers where veterans and their families live and receive services.
This campaign is an extension of the company’s commitment to Doing More for Veterans through volunteer and financial support of organizations that benefit those who have served our country.
That’s just one more reason to love the good folks at The Home Depot.
• Today, The Home Depot store associates and The Home Depot Foundation are embarking on a two-month community outreach initiative to transform the homes and lives of veterans across the country.
• From September 6 to Veterans Day in November, store associate volunteers will complete
hundreds of service projects – from making mobility modifications to the homes of injured
veterans to renovating shelters for homeless veterans.
• Volunteer projects also will include energy efficient upgrades to homes of individual veterans and facilities that serve them to help reduce utility bills.
• Over the next four months, I will be partnering with The Home Depot as a part of The Home
Depot Celebration of Service Blog Network! As part of this network, I will be talking about the
challenges veterans face in our communities, participating in local service projects and events and exploring the steps that we can all take to reduce our home operating costs.
• Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $300 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities.
Having just read the press release going out today, I can tell you I am so moved by the huge contribution of The Home Depot Foundation, The Home Depot employees and volunteers. The projects that they have already completed, to the projects in the works now, and those in the future, literally had me in tears. Noted in the press release the Foundation is now committing an additional $50 million to veterans’ nonprofits over the next three years in an effort to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. Our servicemen and women sacrifice so much for us, they all deserve to know they will have a decent place to live.
I am so excited to be part of this campaign. I look forward to working with The Home Depot Foundation, and a local veteran’s family on this very worthwhile project.
To learn more and see The Home Depot associates in action, visit Home Depot Foundation, follow The Home Depot Foundation on Twitter and like them on Facebook.
As a huge fan already of The Home Depot, I ask you to please spread the word about this Celebration of Service. More Saving-MORE doing—The Home Depot is putting their money where their mouth is!
The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me for their Celebration of Service Blog Network. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.
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