In honor of the vernal equinox, The Home Depot Foundation is launching its second-annual Spring into Service campaign for the season.
As part of the Foundation's five-year, $80 million commitment to veterans, the initiative is aimed at planting edible gardens to help provide fresh fruits and vegetables for 1,000 homeless veterans.
One hundred volunteers from Team Depot will break ground in Charlotte today, where the first edible garden will be planted in partnership with The Rotary Club of Gastonia.
"On any given night, there are nearly 60,000 homeless veterans," said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. "We're excited to put our gardening skills to work and celebrate the spring season with many of our nonprofit partners that provide safe housing to homeless veterans by planting healthy fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, squash, berries and peppers that will serve veterans in need for years to come."