Home Depot Veterans Build
June 5, 2019
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The Home Depot Foundation Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Update Homes for Two Lansing Veterans
Local Volunteer Effort Part of Nationwide Commitment to Improving the Homes and Lives of Veterans
WHAT: On Thursday, June 6, The Home Depot Foundation will partner with Habitat for Humanity Capital Region to update two homes for Lansing area veterans. Approximately 40 volunteers from Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will support the project.
The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity Capital Region have a long-standing relationship in the local community, including the annual Rock the Block neighborhood revitalization campaign. At the house located on Hapeman Street, the two organizations will come together to help a disabled veteran and his family with critical home updates. The repairs will ultimately increase the home’s safety and energy efficiency, and reduce utility bills for long-term impact. This project is part of The Home Depot’s ongoing efforts to improve communities and the lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has transformed more than 41,000 homes and facilities for veterans across the country. Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military.
• Installing new roofs and water heaters
• Replacing doors and windows
WHO: Spokespeople available for interviews include:
• Brandon Pearl, The Home Depot [ON-SITE CONTACT: 909-327-6773]
• Elyse Kopietz, Habitat for Humanity, 517-374-1313
• Note: Homeowners will be onsite for photos and b-roll but not available for interviews.
• CONTACT: For more information, please contact Ailyn Kelly at Ailyn.Kelly@mslgroup.com or 703-597-5267.
WHERE: 1109 Hapeman Street, Lansing, MI, 48915
WHEN: Thursday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested $280 million in veteran causes and improved more than 41,000 veteran homes and facilities in 4,100 cities. In 2018, the Foundation pledged an additional $250 million to veteran causes taking the total commitment to half a billion by 2025. To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action, visit thd.co/community and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.
About Habitat for Humanity Capital Region
Habitat for Humanity Capital Region builds and sells home for the communities of Ingham and Eaton Counties in Michigan. As part of a global nonprofit housing organization, HFHCR seeks to spread God’s love through building homes, communities and hope. During the past 30 years, HFHCR has severed more than 2,000 households through ramp installation, home repairs, and affordable homeownership. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity Capital Region, visit https://www.habitatcr.org/