Celebration of Service Press Kit
About Celebration of Service
From September 1 to Veterans Day, Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will work with local and national nonprofits to complete projects for aging, combat-wounded and homeless veterans. To support these efforts, The Home Depot Foundation has pledged a quarter of a billion dollars to veteran-related causes by 2020.
Why It's Important
- 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 over the age of 65. Many of these veterans need home modifications so they can age-in-place safely.
For each #ServiceSelfie shared during Celebration of Service, The Home Depot Foundation will donate $1 up to $500,000 to organizations that help senior veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities including: Meals on Wheels America, Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Volunteers of America, Student Veterans of America and Team Rubicon.
For official rules visit, http://thd.co/givingback.
To view the Celebration of Service press release, click here.
Press inquiries: TeamDepotPR@homedepot.com
View and download campaign B-Roll here.
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