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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VOA Southeast and The Home Depot Foundation Unite to Extend Rental Assistance to 56 Service Men and Women This Veterans Day
Funding to Empower Veterans on Their Path to Housing Stability
Mobile, Alabama – November 9, 2023 – Volunteers of America Southeast, through its affiliations with Volunteers of America, proudly announces its partnership with The Home Depot Foundation. Together, they aim to make a significant impact on the lives of 56 veterans residing at Valor Grove in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Eagle’s Landing in Mobile, Alabama.
In response to the pressing issue of veteran homelessness, The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign is aiming to provide crucial support to veterans in need. On any given night, over 33,000 veterans find themselves without stable housing, and this collaborative effort is aimed at making a tangible and lasting difference.
As part of The Home Depot Foundation’s nationwide Operation Surprise campaign, Team Depot, Home Depot’s dedicated associate volunteer force, will undertake a series of comprehensive service projects. These projects include covering the December rent for 56 veterans at Valor Grove in Tuscaloosa and Eagle’s Landing in Mobile, Alabama. This heartwarming surprise will not only ease the financial burden on these veterans but also bring hope and stability during the holiday season.
Rob Rogers, President and CEO of VOA Southeast, stated, “This partnership with The Home Depot Foundation is a testament to the power of collective action. By working together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of veterans who have given so much to our country. We are deeply grateful for The Home Depot Foundation’s commitment to this cause.”
This initiative holds personal significance for The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates are veterans or military spouses. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested $475 million in veteran causes and has played a significant role in renovating and enhancing over 55,000 veteran homes and facilities. Their dedication ensures that more of our nation’s heroes have a safe, comfortable place to call home that meets their unique needs.
About VOA Southeast:
VOA Southeast is a nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through our human service programs, including housing and health care, VOA Southeast helps over 35,000 people annually. Our work touches the mind, body, heart and ultimately the spirit of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.
VOA Southeast is committed to fostering housing stability and delivering comprehensive support to all veterans including those facing homelessness. With the implementation of innovative housing programs such as Eagle’s Landing in Mobile, Alabama, and Valor Grove in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, VOA Southeast is driving impactful change and empowering veterans throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.
About The Home Depot Foundation:
The Home Depot Foundation, the nonprofit arm of The Home Depot (NYSE: HD), works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, support communities impacted by natural disasters and train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $475 million in veteran causes and improved more than 55,000 veteran homes and facilities. The Foundation has pledged to invest half of a billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025 and $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople through the Path to Pro program. To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation visit HomeDepotFoundation.org and follow us on Twitter @HomeDepotFound and on Facebook and Instagram @HomeDepotFoundation.