Volunteer effort improves homes and lives of veterans

On Wednesday, May 25, more than 250 volunteers from The Home Depot’s Hardware Departments and their vendor partners joined local store associates to work on Faith Landing, an affordable housing development in Immokalee.

This volunteer shows off his grit as he puts his back into shuttling boards to help build up Faith Landing in Immokalee May 25. Big-hearted volunteers from Home Depot and its vendors put in a full day of hammering, sawing and improving the lives of their friends and neighbors at Faith Landing. (Submitted photo)

This volunteer shows off his grit as he puts his back into shuttling boards to help build up Faith Landing in Immokalee May 25. Big-hearted volunteers from Home Depot and its vendors put in a full day of hammering, sawing and improving the lives of their friends and neighbors at Faith Landing. (Submitted photo)

Faith Landing will have more than 160 homes when complete.

A portion of the homes will go to veteran families.

Habitat for Humanity Collier County has seen an increased need for permanent affordable housing in this region of Florida.

Phase one of the development is finished and families have moved in to the homes.

Volunteers will work on phase two and phase three of the development.

Volunteer projects throughout the day included:
• Framing homes
• Painting
• Installing siding
• Landscaping

This effort in Immokalee is a part of The Home Depot’s ongoing efforts to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families.

Since 2011, Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force, has transformed more than 25,000 homes for veterans across the country.

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.

The volunteers worked their magic on Custer Ave, May 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Volunteers on the project are also from Crown Bolt, Grip-Rite, Schlage, The Hillman Group, Inc., Kwikset and Diablo.

About Giving Back at The Home Depot
Since the first The Home Depot store opened in 1979, giving back has been a core value for the Company and a passion for its associates.

Today, The Home Depot, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and aiding communities affected by natural disasters.

Through Team Depot, the Company’s associate-led volunteer force, thousands of associates dedicate their time and talents to these efforts in the communities where they live and work.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $138 million in veteran causes, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 25,000 homes for veterans.

To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot.

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