I’m so excited to announce my partnership with The Home Depot and The Home Depot Celebration of Service Blog Network!
Starting today, The Home Depot store associates and The Home Depot Foundation are embarking on a two-month community outreach initiative to transform the homes and lives of veterans across the country. I have been asked to be part of it as one of the bloggers in the Celebration of Service Blogger Network. I am more than honored for so many reasons.
Veterans are dear to my heart as they have given so much of themselves to honor and protect. I married a man in uniform back in 1983 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. See all those wonderful military men – today all of these friends are veterans. They are a responsible, reliable, and honorable group. It makes me extremely happy to see a big company like the Home Depot give back to them for their service to our county.
I have another veteran that I care about deeply, too – my 86 year old dad. He is a veteran of WWII. I know from his stories and being part of the military community just how wonderful what Home Depot is doing to honor them means. I know what I have been able to accomplish here on my blog make my hubs and dad proud of me, but being asked to be part of this initiative is going to make them the proudest.
So what does it all mean? For the next few months, I will be partnering with The Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot Celebration of Service Blog Network! As part of this network, I will be talking about the challenges veterans face in our communities, participating in local service projects – from making mobility modifications to the homes of injured veterans to renovating shelters for homeless veterans, as well as other projects and exploring the steps that we can all take to reduce our home operating costs. In other words – I will be helping to make things more functional and pretty in veterans lives as well as our own.
Did you know that 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?
Thanks to the Home Depot during the 2011 campaign, 8,870 volunteers completed 320 service projects (read more about the 2011 impact here). This is definitely the kind of company I like to be associated with.
I am beyond excited to be a part of this nationwide initiative to honor our country’s men and women who served our country over the years. I will be traveling a few times over the next couple of months and will be posting about the projects that I will be helping with. I have a feeling it’s going to be a wonderful experience for me.
I salute you Home Depot for helping to improve the lives of so many. I am truly honored to be part of the Celebration of Service Blogger Network.Photo
The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me for their Celebration of Service Blog Network. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. The Home Depot believes that consumers
and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.