The Home Depot Foundation, Habitat LA, and Local Volunteers “Choose to Serve” Veteran Families

For the First Time, Local Customers Join The Home Depot’s National Celebration of Service Campaign to Serve Veterans at Home

On Thursday, Oct. 12, The Home Depot Foundation will partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) and local customers to design, construct and creatively decorate custom wooden playhouses that will be given to six veteran families to enrich the lives of their children. The Home Depot Foundation has long championed its mission to improve the homes and lives of veterans across the United States. Now, for the first time nationwide and in Los Angeles, The Home Depot is inviting its customers and communities to play a role in giving back and serving those who have served.

Customers who previously registered for the project will join Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, to serve these veteran families. This project is full, and community volunteers were required to pre-register prior to the event.

This project in Los Angeles is part of The Home Depot’s annual Celebration of Service campaign to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military. As part of the campaign, The Home Depot is encouraging the nation to “Choose to Serve” those who served the country. To learn how to get involved in your community, visit CelebrationOfService.com.

Volunteer projects will include designing, constructing and decorating custom wooden playhouses for veteran families.

Spokespeople available for interviews include:
• 6 Veteran family recipients
• Gabe Sneller, The Home Depot [On-Site Contact: 404-825-8316] • John Cruz, The Home Depot District Manager & Pac Central Regional Captain
• Francesca DiBrito, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
• The Home Depot veteran volunteers

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 12 from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Hannah Van Malssen at 404-630-2073 or Hannah_Van_Malssen@homedepot.com or Yvonne Lara at 310-508-5783 or ylara@habitatla.org.

About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation is a 501c3 committed to improving the homes and lives of U.S. veterans and their families with a specific focus on combat-wounded, senior and homeless veterans. The foundation also provides clean-up and rebuilding support for communities affected by natural disasters. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested approximately $213 million in veteran-related projects, part of the foundation’s quarter of a billion dollar pledge to veteran-related causes by 2020. In partnership with Team Depot, the 400,000-strong army of associate volunteers, the organization has positively impacted more than 34,500 veterans’ homes and helped more than 3,700 communities.

To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action, visit homedepot.com/teamdepot and follow us on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit www.habitatla.org.

Stay informed on all Habitat LA events and news on Twitter @HabitatLA or #BuildLA, on Instagram and Snapchat @HabitatLA and through Facebook at facebook.com/HabitatLA.

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