Home Depot announces grants to veterans groups

As part of its "Celebration of Service" initiative to honor U.S. military veterans, the Home Depot Foundation announced $1.425 million in grants to nonprofits dedicated to addressing the housing needs of veterans.  

The grant recipients are U.S.VETS, Center for Veterans Issues, The Jericho Project, Low Income Housing Institute and Renovating Hope. Across the country, these recipients provide more than 500 homes and apartments for veterans each year.

During the "Celebration of Service" initiative, the Home Depot Foundation will announce about $1 million in grants each Monday between Sept. 11 and Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to veterans' initiatives. The grants will total $9.1 million.  

"We are impressed by the quality of work being done by each organization, and we hope that our funding and volunteer assistance will allow them to serve even more veterans and their families," said Kelly Caffarelli, president of the Home Depot Foundation.

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