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

The Home Depot Foundation increases its commitment to veteran-related causes to help address continued veteran challenges

ATLANTA, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Today (Sept. 1, 2016), The Home Depot Foundation announces it will grow its commitment to veteran-related causes to a quarter of a billion dollars by 2020.

The Home Depot Foundation has focused on U.S. military veteran support since 2011. Today’s increased commitment will help address continued veteran challenges, including:

More than 39,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. More than one million veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks and subpar living conditions.

  • More than 39,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. More than one million veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks and subpar living conditions.
  • More than 3.8 million veterans have a service-connected disability.
  • There has been a 60% increase in veterans with service-connected disabilities since 1990
  • More than 9.4 million veterans are age 65 and older. Many of these veterans need home modifications so they can age-in-place safely.

“We consider it a duty and honor to give back to our veterans,” said The Home Depot Foundation board member and chair Giles Bowman. “We know they experience many challenges when they return from service and their home shouldn’t be one of them. This increased commitment demonstrates our dedication to serving our nation’s heroes.”

The announcement kicks off The Home Depot Foundation’s sixth annual Celebration of Service. Celebration of Service is a two-month-long campaign focused on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. From September 1 through Veterans Day, Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will work with local and national nonprofit organizations to complete projects for aging, combat-wounded and homeless veterans.

During the campaign, The Home Depot Foundation will partner with nonprofit organizations like the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to help create modified homes for combat-wounded veterans.

“Team Depot is a tremendous group of hard workers that stretch from coast to coast,” said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “We can count on The Home Depot Foundation to help restore independence and dignity to veterans. We’re proud to partner with such a generous, impactful company and organization.”

How to Get Involved
Throughout the campaign, Team Depot is inviting consumers to ‘celebrate service’ on social media using #ServiceSelfie. For each #ServiceSelfie shared during Celebration of Service, The Home Depot Foundation will donate $1 up to $500,000 to organizations that help veterans including: Meals on Wheels America, Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Volunteers of America, Student Veterans of America and Team Rubicon.

To learn more about participation, please visit thd.co/givingback and visit Team Depot on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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 provide housing to veterans, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has impacted more than 26,700 homes for veterans. To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot.

Digital Press Kit Available at:
https://corporate.homedepot.com/celebration-of-service-press-kit

For more information, contact:
Christina Glowacki-Cornell
The Home Depot Foundation
770-384-3075
christina_cornell@homedepot.com

Chris Glazier, MSLGROUP
Chris.glazier@mslgroup.com

SOURCE: The Home Depot

The Home Depot® Foundation announces relief grants of $700,000 for disaster assistance in Louisiana

ATLANTA, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® Foundation today (Aug 17, 2016) announced relief grants totaling $700,000 for disaster assistance in Louisiana and other Gulf communities impacted by recent flooding.

The financial contributions include $500,000 to the American Red Cross (ARC) as part of the company’s previous $1 million donation to the ARC, an additional $100,000 to Team Rubicon and $100,000 to Operation Blessing. The grants were made in addition to donations of product and other supplies already underway.

Local stores have also been assembling “Team Depot” employee volunteers to assist with relief and cleanup efforts, and will continue to do so.

“Although our local stores have been providing immediate assistance, we’re committed to the long-term recovery of the communities impacted by this terrible tragedy,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation.

In addition to The Home Depot Foundation’s financial support, The Home Depot’s operations, supply chain, HR and merchandising teams have assembled a disaster response task force to move badly needed water, meals and other supplies into the region for local residents and the company’s associates.

Team Rubicon, which is a long-standing partner of The Home Depot Foundation, is also using a local Home Depot store as its base camp while assisting local residents.

Through its Homer Fund employee assistance program, The Home Depot Foundation is also 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

The Home Depot® completes its fourth annual Celebration of Service campaign and celebrated 2,500 homes improved for veterans during the two-month effort

The Home Depot Foundation to Match Funds Raised by Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as Part of Continued Commitment to Improving the Homes and Lives of Veterans and their Families

ATLANTA, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, The Home Depot® completed its fourth annual Celebration of Service campaign and celebrated a 2,500 home milestone, more than double the company’s original goal to transform
1,000 homes for veterans during the two-month effort, which began on Sept. 11. More than 13,000 Home Depot associates volunteered on their days off as a part of Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force, to improve veterans’ homes and housing facilities in nearly 500 cities across all 50 states.

In addition to this milestone, The Home Depot Foundation is celebrating Veterans Day with the announcement of plans to match funds raised by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation between today and December 31, 2014, up to $200,000. The match in donations will be used to help the Building for America’s Bravest program continue to build smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans, including double, triple and quadruple amputees. Donations can be made at www.ourbravest.org.

“As we work to address the many housing challenges facing our nation’s veterans and their families, we’re committed to ensuring those who have sacrificed for all of us have a safe, affordable place to live for the years and decades to come,” said Gaven Gregory, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “That’s why we are dedicated to helping veterans across the entire housing continuum, from those who need accessibility modifications to their homes to those who have no home at all.”

In 2009, the federal government announced a goal of ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Since The Home Depot joined this mission, its Team Depot volunteers have impacted more than 15,000 homes for veterans.

“We couldn’t ask for a better partner than The Home Depot in our mission to end veteran homelessness,” said Vince Kane, head of the VA’s National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans. “Wherever there’s a need, Team Depot is there, and that’s exactly the level of support it takes to fight homelessness among our U.S. military veterans. Our cities would not be making the progress they’ve made in reducing the numbers of homeless vets without the support of The Home Depot, and their ability to turn a house into a home is paying off in dividends for our veterans and their families.”

“There is a tremendous need for private sector leadership in the national fight to end veteran homelessness, and the Home Depot Foundation has set a strong example for other corporate citizens to follow. In addition to its renowned Team Depot volunteers, the Foundation has provided critical funding, including more than half a million dollars to our 100,000 Homes Campaign, which helped 186 U.S. communities find homes for 31,000 homeless veterans over four years,” said Rosanne Haggerty, president of Community Solutions. “The Home Depot Foundation is known nationally for its tremendous responsiveness to the needs of grantees and its willingness to provide whatever it takes to accomplish the mission of ending veteran homelessness. We couldn’t do our work without The Home Depot Foundation’s generous support.”

About Celebration of Service From 9/11 to Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Team Depot put its talents to work to transform 2,500 homes for veterans. The campaign’s kick-off set a high bar for the magnitude of this mission, with Team Depot volunteers improving 500 veteran homes in just one day.

The projects completed throughout this two-month period addressed a wide variety of veteran housing needs, including:

  • Making wounded warrior home modifications for veterans like retired Marine Joey Jones. Joey’s eight-year career was brought to an end after he lost both his legs above the knee in Afghanistan. During his recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Joey started a Peer Visit Program to allow him and other wounded warriors to visit with, encourage and mentor more recently wounded servicemen and women in the in-patient wards. He recently bought a house that needed to be remodeled to allow for his wheelchair and other accommodations.
  • Improving multi-family housing facilities such as the Midtown Terrace Suites in Houston, TX. This facility offers an incredible 286 transitional housing units for area veterans, as well as a variety of care programs and services to help veterans transition into permanent homes and successful futures.
  • Helping aging veterans remain comfortably in their homes like 65-year-old Vietnam veteran Jerry Arnold, who served three tours in Vietnam with the United States Army. After his service, he went on to work for the Department of Defense for the next fifteen years. While Jerry was focused on caring for his
    country and his family, his home had fallen into desperate need of repair.
  • Providing a safe home for women veterans like the Veterans Inc. Women and Children’s facility in Worcester, MA. The facility provides transitional bed units for women and their children, but did not have family units available. Team Depot created living spaces that the residents could share with their children and gave them a home-like atmosphere. Women veterans are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population, but facilities like this one can help stop this trend.

About Giving Back at The Home Depot
Since the first 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 $80 million to provide safe housing to veterans, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 15,000 homes for veterans. To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot.

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For more information, contact:
Lisa Walsh
770.384.4281
lisa_walsh@homedepot.com

Nicole Foo
770.433.8211, ext. 84133
Nicole_foo@homedepot.com