Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, rehabilitated PEACE, Inc. Eastside Family Resource Center on Thursday, June 11th. In conjunction with a $2000 grant award from The Home Depot Foundation, dedicated and skilled volunteers from The Home Depot store 1236 in District 213 painted floors and walls at the center at 202 South Beech Street, where PEACE, Inc. is improving its community center space for teens and veterans.
Team Depot’s work kicked off at 8:00 a.m. and volunteers were working until late afternoon.
Last week, Team Depot Store Captain Sara Dever said, “Our Team Depot associate volunteers are looking forward to the upcoming project and see it as a great way of giving back to the community where they live, work and play,”
The PEACE, Inc., Eastside Family Resource Center offers emergency assistance, support services, youth activities, employment support and family development to low income individuals and families on the east side of Syracuse. A renovated lower level will provide a welcoming, safe place for community activities.
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 $85 million to provide safe housing to veterans, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 17,000 homes for veterans. To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot.
About PEACE, Inc.
PEACE, Inc. is Onondaga County’s Community Action Agency, serving more than 15,000 people in Central New York annually through 20 different programs. The mission of PEACE, Inc. is helping people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient.