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The Home Depot Foundation Partners with Central Union Mission to Renovate a Facility for Homeless Veterans

Local Effort Part of Home Depot’s National Celebration of Service Campaign
to Serve Veterans and Their Families  

 

WHAT: On Friday, Oct. 5, The Home Depot Foundation will partner with Central Union Mission to transform the Hanlon House on the Mission’s Camp Bennet, a facility that serves homeless veterans and homeless men. The Hanlon House, the building which was used to house people participating in the recovery program, was damaged by a water leak over a year ago and has been out of use. The Home Depot’s volunteers will paint, swap old windows with new energy-efficient replacements, repair the water-damaged ceiling and walls and give the bathroom a refresh. Repairs made at The Hanlon House will allow the Mission to use this facility as a central part of its recovery program, year-round, for the next 20-25 years and will positively impact the lives of over 150 veterans.  More than 25 members of Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will complete the work on their day off.

This project in Brookeville, MD, is part of The Home Depot’s eighth annual Celebration of Service campaign to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has transformed more than 40,000 homes and facilities 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.

As part of the campaign and for the first time ever, The Home Depot will temporarily trade orange for military green to honor the service men and women who have served us all. To learn how to get involved in your community, visit ServeVeterans.com.

Volunteer projects will include:

  • Replacing old windows with new energy-efficient windows
  • Repairing ceilings and walls
  • Bathroom upgrades and painting

WHO:  Spokespeople available for interviews include:

  • Tim Bauer, The Home Depot
  • Joseph Mettimano, Executive Director, Central Union Mission
  • Veterans and program participants of Central Mission

WHERE: Camp Bennett, 20501 Georgia Ave, Brookeville, MD 20833

WHEN:  Friday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CONTACT:  For more information, please contact Courtney Blount at courtney_blount@homedepot.com or 404-242-8463 or Deborah Chambers at dchambers@missiondc.org or 202-534-9965.

About The Home Depot Foundation 

The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested a quarter of a billion dollars in veteran-related causes and improved more than 40,000 veteran homes and facilities in 2,500 cities. In 2018, the Foundation committed an additional $50 million dollars to train 20,000 skilled tradespeople over the next 10 years starting with separating military members and veterans, at-risk youth and members of the Atlanta Westside community. To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action, visit thd.co/community and follow us on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.

About Central Union Mission

Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with its homeless shelter located at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001. In addition to its emergency shelter, the Mission operates the Spiritual Transformation Program; Ready2Succeed, a rehabilitative and job training program for men, a food and clothing distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children and a ministry to families and senior citizens.

GuideStar awarded Central Union Mission a 2018 Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a 2018 Top-Rated award.

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