ATLANTA, March 28,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot Foundation
announced a commitment of up to $200,000 to support immediate disaster relief and
long-term recovery efforts in communities impacted by the
devastating tornado outbreak across Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.
Less than 24 hours after the storms, the Foundation's nonprofit
partners set up operations to provide immediate support to many of
the affected areas. American Red Cross is providing shelter and
distributing meals, while Convoy of Hope and Operation Blessing are
delivering disaster relief and hygiene kits, water, meals and more.
Team Rubicon, Inspiritus and ToolBank Disaster Services are
supporting cleanup efforts, and World Central Kitchen is working
with food trucks and local restaurants to prepare and distribute
In Monroe County, Mississippi,
Team Depot, The Home Depot's associate volunteer force, is working
with first responders and local organizations to distribute
essentials and help with debris removal. Dozens more associates
will travel to the area in the coming days to help with cleanup and
"Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these devastating
tornadoes that took so many lives and left a trail of destruction
across several states," said Shannon
Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation.
"With the help of our nonprofit partners, we are providing
resources and relief supplies to the affected communities, and we
will continue to provide support as needed throughout the recovery
The Homer Fund, Home Depot's employee assistance program, is
providing immediate financial support to every impacted associate
in need of safe housing, food and clothing. Associates affected by
the storms received emergency funds to cover hotel, food and
clothing expenses while displaced. Since inception, The Homer Fund
has granted more than $28.6 million
to support associates impacted by natural disasters.
The Home Depot Foundation is committed to supporting communities
with natural disaster preparedness, short-term response and
long-term recovery. In 2022, the Foundation committed more than
$7.3 million to disaster response
efforts across the country.
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 $400
million in veteran causes and improved more than 50,000
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.
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