Home Depot joins Celebration of Service for veterans

The Home Depot Foundation joined The Mission Continues and the band 3 Doors Down to launch its "Celebration of Service” campaign for veterans. The campaign includes 200 service projects aimed at improving homes, facilities and community centers where veterans live and receive services.

Also, The Home Depot Foundation will donate more than $9 million in grants to nearly 30 nonprofit organizations serving veterans during the Celebration of Service campaign. One million dollars in grants will be announced each Monday morning via Twitter and Facebook, and will also be featured on The Home Depot Foundation's website at homedepotfoundation.org.

"The Home Depot Foundation is committed to ensuring that every veteran has a safe place to call home, and we intend to improve the lives and living conditions of thousands of veterans across the country during our Celebration of Service campaign," said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation.

The program also includes a consumer element. Shoppers can contribute by purchasing a Celebration of Service-themed gift card from The Home Depot between Sept. 11 and Veterans Day. Five percent of the value placed on these cards, available both in-store and online, will be donated to The Home Depot Foundation to support nonprofit organizations serving the housing needs of veterans.

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