ATLANTA, 2017-Aug-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® Foundation today (Aug 28, 2017) announced its commitment of $1 million to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.
Funds will be distributed to several nonprofit partners including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing and Team Rubicon to support both short-term relief and rebuilding needs.
“Our hearts and full support go out to our communities, customers and associates that are being impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot volunteers will work alongside our disaster relief partners to assist the people and areas impacted by this catastrophic storm.”
In addition to helping the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Foundation’s employee assistance program, The Homer Fund, will provide emergency financial assistance to associates who have been affected by this tragedy.
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to improving the homes and lives of U.S. veterans and their families with a specific focus on combat-wounded, senior and homeless veterans. The Foundation also provides cleanup and rebuilding support for communities affected by natural disasters.
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested approximately $200 million in veteran-related projects, part of the Foundation’s quarter of a billion-dollar pledge to veteran-related causes by 2020. In partnership with Team Depot, the 400,000-strong army of associate volunteers, the organization has positively impacted more than 33,000 veterans’ homes and helped more than 2,000 communities.
To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action visit homedepot.com/teamdepot and follow us on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.
For hurricane-related information about The Home Depot’s operations, please visit corporate.homedepot.com/newsroom.
Source: The Home Depot