“Over the past few weeks, it has been heartbreaking to witness the level of devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “After assessing the damage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we have increased our commitment in these areas by an additional $500,000. We will continue to work closely with our nonprofit partners to provide short-term relief and rebuilding efforts for those affected by these tragic storms and earthquakes.”

The Home Depot Foundation will provide support in collaboration with several nonprofit partners including the American Red Cross, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing, Team Rubicon and other local nonprofits.  In addition, The Homer Fund, The Home Depot’s employee assistance program, has helped nearly 5,000 associates affected by the recent disasters by providing urgent emergency financial assistance.

About The Home Depot Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to improving the homes and lives of U.S. veterans and their families with a specific focus on combat-wounded, senior and homeless veterans.  The foundation also provides cleanup and rebuilding support for communities affected by natural disasters.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested approximately $200 million in veteran-related projects, part of the foundation’s quarter of billion-dollar pledge to veteran-related causes by 2020.  In partnership with Team Depot, the 400,000-strong army of associate volunteers, the organization has positively impacted more than 33,000 veterans’ homes and helped more than 2,000 communities.

To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action visit homedepot.com/teamdepot and follow us on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot

For hurricane-related information about The Home Depot’s operations, please visit corporate.homedepot.com/newsroom.

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