The Home Depot® Foundation announces commitment of $1 million to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts

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

The Home Depot® Foundation donates $500,000 to disaster relief efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® Foundation today (Oct. 13, 2016) committed $500,000 to disaster relief efforts in Atlantic coastal communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

The funds will be distributed to The Home Depot Foundation’s non-profit partners including Team Rubicon, Operation Blessing, Convoy of Hope and the American Red Cross. The contribution is in addition to the $1,000,000 donation made by the Foundation to the American Red Cross earlier this year. Team Rubicon will be using Home Depot store parking lots as their operating base in the impacted areas.

“Our hearts and full support go out to our communities, customers and associates that were in the path of Hurricane Matthew,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “The Home Depot Foundation and our Team Depot volunteers are committed to working alongside our disaster relief partners to assist the people and areas impacted by this terrible storm and its aftermath.”

Through its employee assistance program, The Homer Fund is providing emergency funds to associates who themselves have been affected by the tragedy.

About Giving Back at The Home Depot

Since the first The Home Depot store opened in 1979, giving back has been a core value for the Company and a passion for its associates. Today, The Home Depot, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and aiding communities affected by natural disasters. Through Team Depot, the Company’s associate-led volunteer force, thousands of associates dedicate their time and talents to these efforts in the communities where they live and work.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $160 million to veteran causes, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 26,700 homes for veterans.

To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot.

Contact:

Email: investor_relations@homedepot.com
IR Coordinator: 770-384-2871

SOURCE: The Home Depot Foundation