Associates from the Home Depot complete 90 volunteer projects in 30 days

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WHO: Team Depot Volunteers

WHAT: September is Celebration of Service month at The Home Depot, and this year's theme is '30 Days of Green.' Team Depot volunteers will complete 90 volunteer projects nationwide during the month. From building playgrounds to planting trees to refurbishing homes and community centers, Home Depot associates will use their DIY talents to make a lasting physical impact in their communities.

Each project will follow simple green guidelines to reduce waste, use environmentally-friendly materials, use less water and reduce energy use on the day of the project and into the future. The goal: to ensure that what's left behind makes a positive contribution to the local community for years to come.

The 90 projects completed during September are part of the 1,500+ volunteer projects that Team Depot will complete in 2010.

WHEN & WHERE: Selected locations nationwide. See www.homedepotfoundation.org for a summary of completed projects.

Project examples below:

September 2 Braddock, PA Playground build with Heritage Community Initiatives
September 10 Fort Lauderdale, FL Work on three Habitat homes
September 11 Albuquerque, NM Refurbishing of The Gathering Place community center
September 23 Colorado Springs, CO Facility improvements at the 8th Street Recovery Homes
September 30 Atlanta, GA Playground build at Grove Park Elementary School
September 30 Flint, MI Planting and landscaping at the Urban League

WHY: For more than 30 years, Home Depot associates have worked with their neighbors to make their communities a better place. From the time The Home Depot's very first store opened in 1978, participating in and giving back to communities has been a core value of the Company.

Through the efforts of The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot volunteers, The Home Depot donates millions of dollars and thousands of hours each year to refurbish healthy homes, parks and playgrounds and plant community trees. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted US$190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees, and built or refurbished more than 1,875 playgrounds, parks and greenspaces. For more information, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org and follow the Foundation on Twitter @homedepotfdn.

INTERVIEWS:
Interviews available:

  • Team Depot volunteers / The Home Depot associates
  • Representatives from the partner nonprofit associations
  • Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation

VISUALS: On site media photography and video of volunteer projects underway. The Home Depot Foundation can also provide photos and video to media outlets.

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