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Home Depot supports women veterans with $100,000


This holiday season, The Home Depot Foundation presented $100,000 to Mary Hall Freedom Village (MHFV), an Atlanta-based non-profit partner, to assist local women veterans transitioning out of homelessness. The grant will help MHFV build a new family services center that will provide career development, childcare, veteran housing, and a variety of other health and wellness services.

During the festive celebration, more than 20 veteran residents were given holiday gifts and recognized for their service in the United States military. These residents could select their own throw blankets, sheets, towels, and pillows from The Company Store at The Home Depot. The veterans and their children also received pyjamas, robes, coats, personal necessities, and other wish-list items. MHFV employees also received gift cards for their charitable community work.

Crystal Sellers, a US Navy veteran, enrolled in Mary Hall Freedom Village's homeless veterans' reintegration program for female veterans and their children this year. While the road has not been easy, Crystal is making great strides in her recovery from alcoholism, and she attributes much of her success to the collaboration between The Home Depot Foundation and Mary Hall Freedom Village.

“When Mary Hall Freedom Village and The Home Depot Foundation decided to work together, little did they know how much of a positive impact it would have on my everyday quality of life and future by showing me what it was like to live comfortably and safely again. I no longer lived in shame. My confidence, self-esteem and self-worth have skyrocketed,” said Crystal.

The Home Depot Foundation's annual Operation Surprise initiative aims to provide life-changing surprises to our country's veterans. From Veterans Day to December, Team Depot will complete hundreds of service projects in honor of Veterans Day, with surprises thrown in for good measure.

Giving back to veterans is important to The Home Depot because more than 35,000 of its employees are veterans or military spouses. The Home Depot Foundation has invested $400 million in veteran causes since 2011. Over the last decade, The Home Depot Foundation has assisted in the renovation and enhancement of over 50,000 veteran homes and facilities, ensuring that more of our nation's heroes have a safe, comfortable place to call home that meets their individual needs.