4.04.2013

Home Depot and VETHELP: Vote for vets’ home



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Home Depot associates give back by volunteering through Team Depot. Help them decide which veterans' nonprofit partner will receive funding for an upcoming project. Vote once a day at https://apps.facebook.com/apronsinaction/

Saratoga County Rural Preservation Co.’s Veterans Housing, Employment and Lifeskills Programs (VETHELP) has been selected to participate in the Home Depot Facebook contest in April to win $25,000 and possibly $250,000 to fund a special project.

VETHELP provides a transitional home for homeless female veterans striving to regain independence. The program helps veterans secure temporary and permanent housing, viable employment and access to health care, and addresses other issues facing these veterans in their journey through life.

The program plans to use the $25,000 to provide additional living space in the home by demolishing unusable space and rebuilding to promote healthy living for the female veterans. Partnering with Team Depot and volunteers from Rebuilding Together Saratoga County to complete the project, VETHELP expects the new addition to its facility will include a study/office for veterans actively seeking employment and completing school work. The program also plans to incorporate an exercise room that will promote overall wellness, as well as an outdoor gardening area to offer a positive and creative outlet. The additional space will be converted into a storage area for veterans’ accumulated household belongings in preparation of their transition back into the community and independent living. VETHELP will also paint, install sheetrock and insulation, and provide landscaping.


--Jennie

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