In the same week that Winter Storm Uri covered the 48 contiguous states in the most snow ever recorded, Winter Storm Viola quickly took its place – leaving no time to recover for the more than one million U.S. families and businesses without power.
To help, The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot are working with nonprofits across the region. Generators are being donated while continued assessments are completed to determine additional relief needs for the ongoing weather and future cleanup efforts. The Homer Fund, the company’s employee assistance program, has provided more than $450,000 in emergency assistance to more than 1,000 associates.
“We are proud to serve our local community by providing essential supplies to those in need,” says The Home Depot’s District Manager Sally Maurice. “These winter storms have impacted so many, and we hope to do our part in helping our Dallas neighbors and community members stay safe and warm.”
More snow and ice are expected to spread as a result of these storms. Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, is assembling product donations for the City of Dallas to distribute once road conditions are safe.
"The Home Depot supplies generously donated to the City of Dallas will support our most vulnerable population, including seniors and families, during the 2021 winter weather conditions,” says Carrie Rogers, director, Dallas Mayor and City Council Office.
The Home Depot Foundation supports communities impacted by natural disasters with short-term relief and long-term rebuilding. In 2020, The Home Depot Foundation committed more than $4 million to disaster relief efforts.
To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation visit HomeDepot.com/Foundation.