So many brave men and women have lost their lives in service to our nation; the best way we can honor their ultimate sacrifice is by supporting those who are still here. In honor of Memorial Day, Team Depot volunteers are out in full force across the country completing service projects for veterans. More than 500 associates from The Home Depot are volunteering their time and talents to complete 25 projects, to perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and to facilities serving veterans.
For example, in Fort Hall, Idaho, Team Depot partnered with the Marine Corp League to assist Cpl Phillip Baldwin, a 22-year-old Marine who suffered injuries due to an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Volunteers coordinated a handicap accessible remodel of the back deck and side entrance to Cpl Phillip Baldwin’s home to accommodate his return after reconstructive surgery and intensive physical therapy. In Bay County, MI, 50 Team Depot associates joined with the United Way of Bay County to update the home of Carl Mohowitsch, a 20 year retired Navy veteran. The home makeover included painting, landscaping, new appliances, bathroom updates, and the construction of a new outdoor shed. Both of these home modifications have increased the safety and comfort of the homes for these two veterans who have proudly served our country.
Additional Project Highlights:
- Hands On Bay Area (San Francisco, CA)- 40 Team Depot volunteers will join together with Hands On Bay Area to renovated the homes of four senior veterans. Repairs will range from painting to plumbing to landscaping and will allow these veterans to live safely and more comfortably in their homes.
- Three Hots and a Cot (Birmingham, AL) – In partnership with Three Hots and a Cot, 50 Team Depot volunteers will remodel a home that will be used as a transitional shelter for veterans as they transition back into society.
- Mississippi State Veterans Home (Jackson, MS) - 20 Team Depot volunteers will partner with the Mississippi State Veterans Home, that serves as a nursing home for elderly veterans, to enhance the outdoor living space for the veterans and their families. Volunteers will build a round 24 ft. accessible gazebo, construct planter bench seating and picnic tables, and install a water fountain.
The efforts of Team Depot to improve the homes and lives of veterans and their families is part of The Home Depot Foundation’s three-year, $30 million commitment to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. Thank you to every Team Depot volunteer for lending your time and expertise to these projects!