Partner Focus: Home Depot Foundation

The Home Depot® Foundation announced a $225,000 grant to Brunswick-based Volunteers of America Northern New England to address the critical housing needs of Maine’s military veterans. The project is called Cabin in the Woods and is designed specifically for Maine veterans who prefer to live in a rural setting. This was part of a $1.37 million dollar commitment from the organization for new grants to Volunteers of America to address the critical need for housing and services for U.S. military veterans.

“The Home Depot® Foundation is committed to ensuring that every veteran has a safe place to call home — not just through financial donations, but also through the dedication and hands-on service of our store associates,” said Anne Marie Gordon, Manager of the Lewiston/Auburn Home Depot store. “During the 2nd annual Celebration of Service campaign that runs from September 11 to Veterans Day, The Home Depot® associates will complete more than 300 service projects to transform the homes and lives of veterans and their families across the country. That is part of our larger commitment of approximately 1,000 community projects each year, nearly half of which specifically serve the needs of veterans.”

Volunteers of America is making a measurable impact every day in local communities across the country to help homeless and at-risk veterans,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot® Foundation. “They share our commitment to ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call home, and we are proud that our funding and volunteer assistance will allow them to assist even more veterans and their families.”

We at Volunteers of America are truly fortunate and very proud to have a strong partnership with The Home Depot® Foundation and the Team Depot employees in Maine who have volunteered many hours to make improvements to our veteran program facilities. Together, with their incredible support and generosity, we have been able to make an important difference in the lives of the homeless veterans we serve in Maine. Thank you for all that you do!

to read about the incredible day 100 Home Depot employees volunteered to work with Volunteers of America's Veteran's Services, click here