Home Depot associates embracing

Helping a Home Depot Dad Overcome Hardship

January 10, 2018

Dave Dohme is the kind of person who can make something out of anything. In fact, he’s spent 21 years at The Home Depot doing just that – helping customers solve their problems and find answers to their DIY questions.

“He’s a definite team player. Dave works really hard at making sure that our team works together,” said Ramon Estevez, store manager of Store 6357 in Clearwater, Florida.

So when associates heard that Dave’s daughter, Melissa, was a victim of a domestic abuse attack, they rallied to support him and his family. Melissa’s injuries were severe, and Dave was out of work for weeks while caring for her. The Homer Fund, a nonprofit charity that takes care of Home Depot associates in need, stepped in to help with his past due household bills so Dave could focus on Melissa’s recovery.

Now, five years later, Melissa is safe and healthy and has a happy ending to her story: she married the first responder who saved her life.

Watch this video to hear Dave and Melissa’s story in their own words:

Keep up with all the latest Home Depot news! Subscribe to our bi-weekly news update and get the top Built from Scratch stories delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Stories & Articles:

Company

Making Connections One LEGO Piece at a Time

Making Connections One LEGO Piece at a Time

Read Story

Company

Home Depot Associate Surprised with Chance to Compete in Special Olympics USA Games

Home Depot Associate Surprised with Chance to Compete in Special Olympics USA Games

Read Story

Company

Milk Stork for The Home Depot Mom

Milk Stork for The Home Depot Mom

Read Story

The Home Depot podcast Give Me an H brings listeners into uncharted territory.
Company

Go Behind the Scenes with “Give Me An H” - The Home Depot's Podcast Series Takes You Into Uncharted Territory

Go Behind the Scenes with “Give Me An H” - The Home Depot's Podcast Series Takes You Into Uncharted Territory

Read Story

Home Depot Store Front
Company

Products Containing Methylene Chloride

Products Containing Methylene Chloride

Read Story

Company

Supply Chain elevates The Home Depot into Gartner Top 25

Supply Chain elevates The Home Depot into Gartner Top 25

Read Story

Company

Jamming with Adobe for Creative Solutions to Big Problems

Jamming with Adobe for Creative Solutions to Big Problems

Read Story

Company

Memorial Day Mystery: The Case of The Home Depot’s American Flag Disposal Box

Memorial Day Mystery: The Case of The Home Depot’s American Flag Disposal Box

Read Story