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Orange at Heart: How The Homer Fund Helped a Rapid Deployment Center Associate in Time of Need

July 13, 2023

Shawn is a Rapid Deployment Center associate who works to quickly receive and sort inbound freight for Home Depot stores and fulfillment centers. When Shawn’s daughter was born preterm with congenital heart defects, a two-month stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) caused his family to fall behind with rent and utility bill payments.  

Here’s how The Homer Fund helped him catch up on past due living expenses. 


Since 1999, The Homer Fund has granted nearly $255 million to more than 178,000 associates in need, thanks to the collective support from fellow Home Depot associates. To learn about donation options, check eligibility or apply for a grant, visit