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The Orange Army Invests in Puerto Rico’s Future
"This was where I began. Here, I had my first dreams," reflects District Manager Carlos Fines as he stands in his kindergarten classroom that was damaged by Hurricane Maria.
Fines, a 21-year Home Depot associate, joins a 140-strong Team Depot army, ready to rebuild the elementary school he attended as a child.
The local elementary school is one of nine adopted by Team Depot, which began focusing on public schools in Puerto Rico two years ago. And these schools were no exception to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
“I am super proud of being a part of this company, of this group, this army of associates who passionately love what they do,” says Carlos.
Click here to listen to Give Me an H, where Carlos and Hector Padilla, president of the Southern division, discuss the effect of the hurricanes in Puerto Rico.
Take a look at how Team Depot joined those in Puerto Rico to rebuild their community.