The Foundation will donate $1 million to nonprofit’s home repair program this year
Meals on Wheels Atlanta announced its 2019 Senior Military Veterans Home Repair program, an initiative being funded by The Home Depot Foundation. The program will provide major repairs for an estimated 55 senior veterans in the 11-county metro Atlanta region. The Home Depot Foundation will also engage Team Depot, The Home Depot’s employee-led volunteer force, to complete small repair projects and landscape beautification.
“Giving Back and Doing the Right Thing are two of the core values at The Home Depot,” said Jena Alford, The Home Depot Foundation’s Manager of Atlanta Hometown Giving. “We’re thrilled to continue working alongside our hometown partner, Meals On Wheels Atlanta and we look forward to leaving a positive impact on the lives of veterans across Atlanta.”
As part of its mission to improve the lives of veterans and their families, The Home Depot Foundation has contributed nearly $4.8 million to Meals on Wheels Atlanta and impacted the lives of nearly 400 senior veterans since initiating the partnership in 2011.
While Meals on Wheels Atlanta is best known for its work delivering meals to low income and homebound seniors, the organization also provides critical home repairs and maintenance work for hundreds of seniors each year who are not able to pay for these services or complete the work themselves. Major home repairs include HVAC installation, roof replacements, plumbing and electrical work and foundation repairs.
“Meals On Wheels Atlanta is honored to continue our partnership with The Home Depot Foundation in 2019,” said Charlene Crusoe-Ingram, CEO of Meals On Wheels Atlanta. “Together through this partnership, we’re able to give back to the brave senior veterans in our community who served to protect our country.”
To learn more about Meals on Wheels Atlanta, visit www.mealsonwheelsatlanta.com.