Through its Celebration of Service Grants Program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The donation will be used to fund upgrades to the Veterans Memorial Garden and Flag Plaza in front of the Evelyn Oswalt Library on the college's Wesson Campus. Dedication of the Veterans Memorial Garden is set for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at 11 a.m.
"We needed trees, flowers and mulch to complete the refurbishment of the Veterans Memorial Garden at the Oswalt Library," said Dr. Jane Hulon, Co-Lin's Vice President of Instruction. "The garden is a gathering place for community veterans as well as student veterans."
"We were delighted to receive a $5,000 gift card from The Home Depot Foundation – our volunteers were so happy to get the supplies they needed!"
The Home Depot Foundation's Celebration of Service Grants Program supports the work that local nonprofit organizations do to improve homes and lives of U.S. veterans and their families.
"We are delighted to support local volunteer projects aimed at ensuring that every veteran has a safe and accessible place to enjoy in their communities," said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation. "Co-Lin deserves enormous credit for the work it is doing, and we are glad to be part of their efforts."
In addition to the Home Depot Grant, the project received funds from the VFW Post 4889 in Monticello to purchase new iron benches.
About The Home Depot Foundation
In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation committed $30 million over three years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. The Home Depot Foundation surpassed the pledge more than a year ahead of schedule. As part of its second annual Celebration of Service campaign, the Foundation is now committing an additional $50 million to housing nonprofits over the next three years in an effort 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 to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $300 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.
Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4889 of Monticello from left, Linda Upton, Marie Templet, Sandra Laird and Camille Myers donate their time to maintain the Veterans Memorial Gardens and Flag Plaza on the Wesson Campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College.