Team Depot Leaders: Jacob Roberts, Regional Community Captain

The Team Depot Leaders blogs tell the Team Depot story through the eyes of some of our best captains, including why they participate in the program and what it really means to them.

 JRIn January 2013 I was approached about representing the South Atlantic Region as their Community Captain. At first, I saw this as an opportunity to influence leaders throughout the region, but I quickly realized this role was much bigger than that. Early on, I started to see the value of understanding the different ways associates of all levels can leverage The Home Depot Foundation to enhance their local stores, their communities and themselves. I saw the power of community involvement and how passionate Home Depot associates were about giving back. By the end of the first half of 2013, the Southern Division was aligned and we started planning for Celebration of Service.

 Even though we had incredible Team Depot projects during the first nine months of the year, nothing could have prepared us for what we accomplished in the two months of Celebration of Service. Most stores, all districts and all regions made a significant impact on individual veterans and their families and also saw the power of making a difference for veterans throughout the year by helping larger nonprofits.

 One project that comes to mind took place in Wilmington, NC at the Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center, which houses 22 veterans and supports them before they graduate, employed with health insurance and a long-term partner to keep them mentally and physically healthy. Another that comes to mind is the Myrtle Beach, SC Welcome Home Center that supports disabled veterans. They are currently in the process of replicating the Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center process of housing to support even more veterans.

 Getting involved is a very rewarding experience and provides a much needed service for our veterans. Team Depot taught me the value of giving back and I challenge everyone to make a difference in your community and see how much it really means to help as many veterans as possible.

 Jacob Roberts

District Manager, Coastal Carolinas

Regional Community Captain, South Atlantic Region

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6 Responses to “Team Depot Leaders: Jacob Roberts, Regional Community Captain”

  1. Greg Stafford says:

    The VFW in Elizabeth City was approved for a grant last year to do the siding for outdoor cook shack. We did all the work ourselves. We would like to fix the roof this year. But due the height of the roof and the age of our veterans we are unable to accomplish this task. Would this be something that could be done by Team Depot?
    Thanks,
    Greg Stafford
    Post 6060 CDR

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Greg. Unfortunately, Team Depot isn’t able to work on roofing projects. However, you can apply for another grant to help fund the project. Find out more here: http://homedepotfoundation.org/page/applying-for-a-grant

  3. E F Whitus says:

    Don’t tell me, show me! I have heard that my entire life. (75 years). Home Depot does that for the military. Your 10% discount shows how much you care for the military. God bless.

  4. Terrie Bryant says:

    Hi Team Leader, I have a historically significance 2-Story House that I use as a literacy center and would like to have the siding removed to get to the original board. Is this a project that your Team Depot could handle. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely.

  5. Jerry Stacy says:

    I posted a inquiry on Torrey Shannon’s page. I would appreciate it if you would read look at it and give me any wisdom regarding ways we might be of help to care givers like Torrey in the San Antonio, TX area. I will await yor thoughts. Thanks for what you do… Jerry

  6. Katie says:

    I am so impressed with all of the amazing Home Depot employees who volunteer their time to Team Depot and from the support they receive from their employer! Team Depot has done and continues to do life changing projects for our veterans. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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