The Home Depot Foundation® honors service men and women during Habitat for
Humanity's Veterans Build on the Mall in Washington, D.C., June 2-5
ATLANTA, May 30, 2013
ATLANTA, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Home Depot® Foundation is continuing
its support of Habitat for Humanity and its mission to provide simple, decent
and affordable homes through sponsorship of Habitat's Veterans Build on the
Mall event, June 2-5, in Washington, D.C. During the build, which supports and
honors U.S. veterans and military families, Team Depot volunteers will join
AmeriCorps members, veteran and civilian volunteers to frame seven houses on
the National Mall, representing each branch of the military, the guard and
reserves, and national service programs, such as AmeriCorps and VISTA. After
the build, the frames will be delivered to Habitat affiliates in the
Washington, D.C., area to be completed in partnership with Habitat partner
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The Build on the Mall, sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, is designed to
help raise awareness of important opportunities offered through Habitat's new
Veterans Build initiative and its Repair Corps program.
The Veterans Build program supports and honors existing and retired military
members and their families by offering affordable housing options, critical
repair solutions, and opportunities for volunteering, leadership and
employment. Part of the Veterans Build initiative is the Repair Corps program
which offers critical home repairs such as wheelchair ramps, wider doorways
and structural improvements to U.S. military veterans. With $2.7 million in
funding from The Home Depot Foundation and volunteer assistance from Team
Depot, The Home Depot's associate-led volunteer force, the Repair Corps
program will provide Habitat affiliates across the country with the resources
to repair the homes of more than 180 veterans and their families.
"Our Repair Corps partnership with Habitat for Humanity International is part
of our overall mission to ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call
home," said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. "We are
proud to sponsor Veterans Build on the Mall in our efforts to give back to
those men and women who have so bravely served our country."
In addition to honoring veterans and military families, the Build on the Mall
will recognize AmeriCorps and VISTA members' important contributions to
Habitat for Humanity and the Veterans Build initiative.
"Habitat for Humanity and The Home Depot Foundation are deeply committed to
providing affordable housing solutions to our service men and women, and their
families," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.
"We are honored to serve those who have served our country and are grateful
for the opportunities to bring people together to build homes, communities and
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes of U.S. military
veterans through financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit
organizations. The Foundation has committed $80 million to these efforts over
Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands
of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively
transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes
and facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than
$340 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local
communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit
homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on
Facebook at facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing
organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people
together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served
more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and
nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for
fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to
resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more
information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or
follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or
join Habitat's blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.
SOURCE Habitat for Humanity International
Contact: Tami Griffin, Habitat for Humanity International, 303-332-8446
(cell), TAGriffin@habitat.org; or Catherine Woodling, The Home Depot
Foundation, 770-384-2304, Catherine_Woodling@homedepot.com
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