11 Nov FRAMING HOPE FOR VETERANS, FROM FLORIDA TO ALASKA
The Framing Hope Product Donation Program, Good360’s partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, has overseen donations to hundreds of nonprofits across the country. Many of these nonprofits are dedicated to improving the lives of
our nation’s veterans, so in honor of Veterans Day, we’re sharing the incredible work some of our nonprofit partners are doing through the Framing Hope program.
Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas
Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas (RTGD) is the nation’s largest volunteer home repair organization. The nonprofit recently teamed up with Home Depot, Wells Fargo and several other organizations (as well as numerous groups of volunteers) to update the interior and exterior of a home in Dallas’ Love Field neighborhood. The home belongs to Trista Hopkins, a US Veteran with two young daughters, and will be completed just in time for Hopkins to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters with the fully stocked pantry and new cookware provided by partner organization Dwell With Dignity.
“We are extremely proud to be able to rebuild homes and present them to veterans,” said Dennis Luellen, Executive Director of RTGD. “It is a small gesture considering how much their service means to everyone.”
Helping Hands of Juneau
Volunteers from Home Depot teamed up with Helping Hands to update and winterize the home of Michael Leach, an 84-year-old Korean War veteran living in Juneau. In addition to insulating the attic, resealing the doorways and repairing the roof of the Juneau homestead, volunteers (many of which have been career plumbers, carpenters and electricians) are installing a new bathtub and shower, building wheelchair ramps and updating lighting. Although the renovations occur primarily between September 11 and November 11, volunteers will continue working through the winter to ensure that Leach’s home is properly updated and up to high standards.
Morningday Community Solutions
Morningday Community Solutions (MCS) is home to the Framing Hope Warehouse, built in 2012. The warehouse, an element of the Framing Hope program sponsored by Good360 and The Home Depot Foundation, collects a wide variety of donated products from fifteen local Home Depot stores, in turn distributing them to nonprofits around South Florida at little to no cost. This Veterans Day, MCS is hosting a Veterans Day Giveaway, offering all US Veterans or Active Military personnel a $100 credit to the warehouse for the nonprofit he or she represents. The event invitation explains: “It’s a small token of appreciation for the commitment and sacrifices that our active/inactive military personnel have made for our country.”
These are just three of the hundreds of our nonprofit partners going above and beyond to support our country’s veterans. We’re humbled to work with organizations so dedicated to their causes, and thankful the Framing Hope Program succeeds in helping veterans from Florida to Alaska.