The Home Depot “Celebration of Service” Project Helps Improve Housing for Veterans in Need in Shreveport on Tuesday, Nov. 10

Approximately 100 The Home Depot store volunteers will partner with Volunteers of America to improve housing for local veterans.

WHAT: On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will work together with Volunteers of America North Louisiana to improve housing at the Veterans Transitional Living Facility. This 56-bed facility, located on the corner of Jordan Street and Highland Street, provides the basics of shelter, food and supportive services to help veterans transition from being without a home into independent living.

This effort in Shreveport is a part of The Home Depot’s fifth-annual Celebration of Service campaign, during which Team Depot volunteers put their talents to work to transform more than 1,000 homes for veterans across the country from Sept. 11 to Veterans Day. This particular project will be completed by associates from nine area stores.

Volunteer projects throughout the day will include:

  • General clean-up and remodeling of the laundry room
  • Making landscaping improvements
  • Screening in the patio area

 

WHERE: Volunteers of America Veterans Transitional Living Facility, (453 Jordan St., Shreveport, La. 71104)

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 10. The team will gather at 8 a.m. and work will begin shortly thereafter.

FAST FACTS:

  • This project was chosen as a district-wide effort, so it will include participants from nine different stores.
  • The Veterans Transitional Living Facility was opened in 2010. In 2014-15, 99 veterans enrolled in this program and 37 moved to independent living.
  • In 2014-15, 173 veterans and 380 family members received assistance with housing, utilities or other short-term needs to prevent long-term homelessness.
  • This marks Volunteers of America North Louisiana’s fifth project with Team Depot.
  • Team Depot has helped to improve the lives of veterans through improved living spaces, outdoor facilities and large renovation projects.

 

Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of vulnerable veterans. Nationally, it serves approximately 40,000 veterans each year who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

The partnership with Volunteers of America is part of The Home Depot’s nationwide commitment to improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. In the last four years, Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force, has transformed more than 17,000 homes for veterans and their families with the support of more than $85 million in donations from The Home Depot Foundation. To learn more about the partnership with Volunteers of America, please visit www.voa.org/the-home-depot.

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