Vendors Spring into Service at Community Building Invitationals

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Vendors Spring into Service at Community Building Invitationals

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Spring into Service


The Spring season is a busy one for us at The Home Depot Foundation.  Not only is Team Depot Springing into Service by providing spring updates and renovations for veterans and their families, but our vendor partners have also joined us for the first three annual Community Building Invitationals.

The Community Building Invitationals, our annual fundraisers, are always a sight to be seen.  Hundreds of orange blooded vendors join with us to donate their time and talent to help our nonprofit partners.

On April 24, in partnership with Volunteers of America, the nearly 200 person orange army assembled at the American Legion Post 29 in Miami, FL ready to complete a large exterior and interior renovation and garden project.   In just one day, volunteers landscaped the front and back of the building, painted the front of the building, renovated the entryway, re-floored the auditorium, repaved the parking lot and built a new gazebo in the rear of the facility.

American Legion members not only enjoyed working with us, they were extremely grateful for the work being done. One veteran told a volunteer, “I have not felt this appreciated since I came home from the Vietnam War. Thank you for caring for our veterans.”

We are continually inspired by the generosity of our vendor partners and associates. Their numerous contributions are essential to our ability to accomplish our mission to ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call home.

“It’s truly inspiring to see the commitment and care our associates and vendor volunteer show our veterans and partner organizations,” said Heather Pritchard, National Grants Manager. “The work they complete in just one day creates a lifetime of impact those who have served us all.”

For more information on The Home Depot Foundation’s commitment to veterans, click here.