Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area and The Home Depot volunteers help preserve home in partnership with U.S. military veteran in Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA August 22, 2016 – Volunteers from Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will complete work on Thursday, August 25th to help preserve the home of John Mosley, a local U.S. military veteran. The project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help build, rehabilitate or repair the homes of U.S. military veterans and their families.
In partnership with the veteran, volunteers will install privacy fencing and repair a gate.
Mr. Mosley served for three years in the United States Marine Corps in the mid-1970’s. After his years of service and after suffering a gunshot wound in a shocking act of racially-motivated violence by a fellow service member, Mr. Mosley continued his education and served the community through the Boy Scouts and a program he created to help disadvantaged children.
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area is one of more than 45 local Habitat offices selected to participate in the 2016 Repair Corps program, through which volunteers will help build or repair more than 200 veterans’ homes across the country. Mr. Mosley has been able to stay in his home thanks in part to extensive interior and exterior repairs completed by Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area.
Habitat’s Repair Corps program supports projects ranging from new construction to home repair projects such as weatherproofing, installation of access ramps and kitchen or bathroom renovations for wheelchair access.
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has funded Habitat’s Repair Corp program, which to date has helped repair or renovate the homes of nearly 600 U.S. military veterans and their families.
About Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area’s goal is to eliminate poverty housing through new builds, rehabs and owner-occupied critical home repairs. More than 350 families have been helped since the local affiliate was founded in 1986. To learn more, visit www.harrisburghabitat.org.
About Giving Back at The Home Depot
Since the first The Home Depot store opened in 1979, giving back has been a core value for the Company and a passion for its associates. Today, The Home Depot, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and aiding communities affected by natural disasters. Through Team Depot, the Company’s associate-led volunteer force, thousands of associates dedicate their time and talents to these efforts in the communities where they live and work.
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $138 million in veteran causes, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 25,000 homes for veterans. To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot.