The Home Depot Foundation Increases Hurricane Recovery Commitment to $2 Million
Story Updated: September 28, 2017
As The Home Depot’s associates in its stores and Disaster Response Command Center work to support communities ravaged by Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, The Home Depot Foundation increased its financial commitment to $2 million for non-profit organizations to support hurricane relief efforts.
The funding targets relief efforts provided by a host of organizations such as American Red Cross, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing, Rebuilding Together and Team Rubicon. Team Depot – the company’s associate volunteer force – also serves side-by-side with partners on cleanup and rebuilding projects.
Meanwhile, The Homer Fund team has been staffing the Command Center to provide urgent emergency financial assistance to associates in need through The Home Depot’s employee assistance program.
“We’re going to stand by these communities, our customers and our associates to help rebuild and restore,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “This is mother nature at its worst and human nature at its best.”
See the full press release HERE.
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CELEBRATION OF SERVICE: HOME DEPOT ASSOCIATES GIVE BACK TO VETERANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Pressing pause on precious moments with family, saying goodbye to the comfort of their homes – veterans sacrificed what mattered most to them so that we can enjoy what matters most to us.
Still, more than 39,000 veterans living in the U.S. today do not have a place to call home, more than 9 million senior veterans need modifications to their home in order to safely age-in-place and more than 1,600 post-9/11 veteran amputees require repairs to make their homes more accessible.
That’s why from September 7 to Veterans Day, thousands of Home Depot associates will #CHOOSETOSERVE those who have served us all by moving from the aisles to their communities for our annual Celebration of Service season.
Head to CelebrationOfService.com for ways you can join the movement.
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Shop from Home Depot with just your voice thanks to the Google Assistant
Need something from The Home Depot? Just ask the Google Assistant. The Home Depot will join Google Express this fall, adding the ability for its customers to shop through voice with the Assistant on Google Home, making it more convenient than ever for customers to shop however they want.
The Home Depot offers customers flexibility with its 2,282 stores and digital endless aisle. Later this fall, customers will have an additional way to purchase innovative products - with the Assistant on Google Home or on the Google Express website or app.
“We’re focused on delivering convenience and value as we continue to invest in best-in-class interconnected experiences for our customers,” said Online President and Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Hofmann. “Google has been a key strategic partner for us over many years and we’re excited to take our relationship to the next level with the Google Assistant and Google Express.”
Google Home is a trademark of Google Inc.
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5 WAYS YOU CAN #CHOOSETOSERVE VETERANS THIS FALL
Over the next two months, thousands of Home Depot associates are stepping out of the aisles and into their communities to give back to veterans across the country. We call it our Celebration of Service.
This year, Team Depot has made it easy for you to give back alongside us. Here are five ways you can #CHOOSETOSERVE veterans this fall:
- Join Team Depot for a project in your city
For the first time in The Home Depot’s history, we are inviting our customers to roll up their sleeves and join Team Depot volunteers at a project near them. We’ll be improving a veteran facility in Atlanta, building playhouse for low-income veteran families in Los Angeles and improving a facility that is home more than 150 formerly homeless veteran families in New York City.
Unable to attend a project in one of these cities? Enter your zip code here for a list of nonprofits to volunteer with near you.
- Send a TouchNote of thanks to a veteran
The Home Depot Foundation teamed up with TouchNote to help you easily send a message of appreciation to the special veterans in your life – right from your mobile device.
Click here to download TouchNote and access our custom postcard. Once you have the latest version of the app, enter promo code CHOOSETOSERVE and we’ll cover the cost if you cover the heartfelt thanks.
- Submit your #CHOOSETOSERVE moment to inspire others
We believe in leading by example – that is why Team Depot is asking you to submit your service story to inspire others. Whether it is a time that you carried a senior’s groceries to their car or traveled across the country to serve, we want to hear about it.
- Attend a Kids Workshop in Your City
On November 4, we will be setting up a special veteran-focused Kids Workshop in select cities across the country. Children will be able to build a Humvee to take home and parents will be encouraged to paint a card that will be delivered by Meals on Wheels to senior veterans on Veterans Day, November 11.
- Go to a DIY Workshop in Your City
Adults want to have fun too, so we’re inviting you to join us November 11 for a DIY workshop. Help create flag boxes that will be gifted to our national nonprofit partners to then pass on to veteran families.