Veterans Day is just days away. This holiday is such an important remembrance because many men and women often do not get the support and appreciation they deserve when they return from overseas. However, many people are working to ensure that we do better for our servicemen and servicewomen, as well as for their families.
Home Depot is part of this important initiative. According to the company's website, "The Home Depot Foundation's (THDF) Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants only to nonprofit organizations for the development and repair of veterans housing. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000."
Called the "Celebration of Service," the event runs from September to Veterans Day, and numerous veterans and their families have renovation assistance from Home Depot.
Dorothy Moore, a World War II widow, was one such recipient. A crew from Home Depot helped to upgrade her home inside and out, not only making it more beautiful and more comfortable, but also safer for her to reside there.
Moore says that the crew was friendly and hard-working, never complaining as they did everything from new kitchen cabinets to painting the exterior to fixing the fence.
"No one is complaining," Moore told WPTV,Â clearly touched by the patriotism and commitment shown by the crew. Moore says that the upgrade is so dramatic that she is worried her son won't even recognize the house on his next visit!
Another veteran also received a much-needed home renovation. Douglas Warren, an Air Force veteran, lives with his disabled brother and does not have time to do needed repairs to his home. So Home Depot stepped in to help.Â They also built a much-needed deck for a World War II veteran who has not been able to enjoy the sunshine for some time.
Here's to supporting our veterans and spreading the loveâone renovation at a time!