Home Depot Foundation Volunteers Make Improvements at U.S.VETS – Long Beach!


On April 17, nearly 300 volunteers from The Home Depot Foundation, The Home Depot Hardware Departments and their vendor partners spent a day of service renovating U.S.VETS – Long Beach.

Each year, The Home Depot Foundation hosts 12 Community Building Invitationals that give participants an opportunity to volunteer and make a difference for a local nonprofit organization. This year, U.S.VETS – Long Beach was selected as a beneficiary of one of these invitationals.

The large-scale service project included improvements to several areas around the site. Some of the improvements include:

  • Fresh coats of paint for the administration building and permanent housing
  • New and improved outdoor seating areas, landscaping, and barbeque stations throughout the 26-acre campus
  • New window coverings, kitchen storage, outdoor furniture, and play equipment for the women and children staying in the ADVANCE program. A new gazebo was also built for comfortable outdoor socializing.
  • A complete overhaul of the community garden. The new garden has individual plots that U.S.VETS clients can care for, including raised beds for handicap access, as well as a new vegetable garden.

Thank you to the Home Depot Foundation and volunteers for helping make such a huge difference in the lives of the veterans at U.S.VETS – Long Beach. Throughout the day, veterans and volunteers were able to share their stories and express their appreciation for the work being done.

Please enjoy a few pictures from the event!

About The Home Depot Foundation: The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes of U.S. military veterans through financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has committed $80 million to these efforts over five years.

Through Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.

Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $340 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.

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