Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade and The Home Depot Foundation team up to Assist an OEF/OIF Army Veteran

For Immediate Release

September 22, 2014

MIAMI, September 22, 2014 ‐ Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade today announced a $15,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation that enables Team Depot, the Home Depot's associate-led volunteer force, and Rebuilding Together Miami to make critical home repairs to a US Army veteran home.

The grant will be used towards preserving affordable housing in Miami-Dade and is specifically designated to revitalize the home of a 49-year old United States Army veteran. This veteran and his family have lived in their home for over 30 years, but have struggled with its maintenance due to health issues and financial burdens.

The project includes: roof replacement, kitchen replacement with new energy saving kitchen appliances, new insulation, ceiling repairs throughout the house, and bathroom modifications.

This project will conclude with an event day that will be held Thursday, September 25 from 8AM to 2PM. The location of the event is: 30103 SW 150th Ct Miami, FL 33033.

Both Rebuilding Together Miami and The Home Depot Foundation have initiatives to assist military veterans with capital improvements to provide a safe, dry and healthy house in which to live. Through this partnership in the last year, a dozen low-income veterans have been assisted with more than $160,000 of market value work donated to the community.

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade continues to seek corporate sponsors, donations and volunteers for upcoming projects. If you are interested in participating, please contact Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade at (305) 200-5711 or www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.

About Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free rehabilitation services to low-income, elderly, veterans and disabled homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization donates approximately $350,000 in market value each year by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of more than 180 affiliates and is the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.

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 pledged $80 million to these efforts over five years, and since 2011 has invested more than $63 million to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home.

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 $380 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/teamdepot and www.twitter.com/homedepotfdn.

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Contact:
Matania Germain
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.
americorps.rtmiami@gmail.com
Office: 305-200-5711

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