Habitat Happenings November 2015!

The Home Depot to Help Build Seven Homes for Veterans and Others in Need

More than 300 store volunteers and vendor partners worked with Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity as Part of the Company’s Fifth Annual Celebration of Service Campaign to Help Veterans and Military Families Nationwide.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, more than 300 volunteers from The Home Depot’s Supply Chain Department and their vendor partners joined local store associates and Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity to help build seven homes for veterans and other residents in need in Lovejoy, Ga.

This local volunteer project is part of the company’s fifth annual Celebration of Service campaign, a nationwide effort led by Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, to help give back to veterans and military families in need. Between now and Veterans Day, Team Depot volunteers will complete projects for veterans in every community The Home Depot serves.

Volunteer projects throughout the day included raising the walls for 5 homes, completing siding and paint for 2 other homes and building storage sheds.  In addition to Team Depot’s efforts, The Home Depot Foundation also will donate up to $1 million to veteran causes for customers who share their support for veterans and volunteerism via social media throughout Celebration of Service.

Georgia Gives Day

On November 12, 2015, Georgia Gives Day, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity hopes to raise $15,000 to complete a critical home repair for a veteran family in need. Everyone who donates $50 or more will be invited to our giving party at Topgolf in Midtown on Gero.  To RSVP and make a donation, please visit our Georgia Gives Day site here!

Meet Homeowner Veteran Lloyd

Lloyd served 13 years in the Army until he was honorably discharged.  He was awarded the following during his service: Army Service Ribbon, Army Lapel Button, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon-3, Army Achievement Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal-4th Award, NCO Professional Development Ribbon-3, & Expert Badge (Rifle M16 & Hand Grenade).

Purchasing a Habitat home will improve Lloyd’s quality of life significantly.  He is currently living in a cost-burdened apartment that is in need of a roof replacement and has mold issues due to a flood caused by an outdated water heater.  Floyd has been working hard to earn his sweat equity and can’t wait to have his own home.