The Home Depot Foundation is serious about helping America's Veterans get, and keep, decent, affordable housing. That commitment drove the foundation to provide Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity with a $200,000 grant for work targeting Twin Cities Veterans in need of some help.
This grant was awarded as part of the latest round of grants from The Home Depot Foundation – totaling $3.9 million – in support of its five-year, $80 million commitment to ensure every Veteran has a safe place to call home. Since launching its commitment in the spring of 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has contributed $65.7 million to the issue, impacting more than 10,195 units of Veterans housing.
Here in the Twin Cities, the money from the grant will go toward helping two Veterans families buy homes affordably through Habitat's homeownership program and, in addition, making critically needed repairs for 20 other Veteran homeowners.
As part of the grant, volunteers from The Home Depot will help paint the home of a Retired Army Veteran in St. Paul during the National Day of Service on Thursday, September 11.