[Corunna, MI] January 24, 2017– More than 20 volunteers from Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force and Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity completed work to help repair the home of a local U.S. military veteran. The project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help build, rehabilitate or repair the homes of U.S. military veterans and their families.
In partnership with the veteran, volunteers completed exterior painting of the home, finished new roofing on the garage and breezeway, and also replaced the furnace as well as the kitchen and living room flooring.
“The Wes McMillan family is very appreciative to Veterans Repair through the Home Depot Foundation for the home improvement grant that provided their aging home in Corunna, Michigan with new flooring, new roofing and a new high efficiency furnace. My father was a very proud man and a very proud veteran of the United States Navy. There was absolutely no way, financially, my parents could have made these huge home improvements without the help and assistance of the Veterans Repair through the Home Depot Foundation. Thank you.” -Greg McMillan, son of veteran
Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity is one of more than 45 local Habitat offices selected to participate in the 2016 Repair Corpsprogram, through which volunteers will help build or repair more than 200 veterans’ homes across the country.
“We are blessed to be able to leverage Home Depot Foundation funds with our own Repair Corps volunteers and address the critical housing needs of those who were willing to give their lives to sustain our freedom. Our debt to our veterans is great and it is time for us to serve them.”- Cameron Brady, Executive Director
Habitat’s Repair Corps program supports projects ranging from new construction to home repair projects such as weatherproofing, installation of access ramps and kitchen or bathroom renovations for wheelchair access.
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has funded Habitat’s Repair Corp program, which to date has helped repair or renovate the homes of nearly 600 U.S. military veterans and their families.
About Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity
Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity (SSHFH) is one of nearly 1,395 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International and one of 65 in the State of Michigan. Since April 1987, SSHFH volunteers have built or renovated 185 simple, decent homes with partnering low-income families and completed interior/exterior repairs and improvements on more than 350 houses.
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.
Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity
Alyssa DePlonty, Community Impact Coordinator
989-753-5200 x. 500