Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
The Home Depot Foundation has approved a $200,000 grant to support the second phase of the National Church Residences’ Commons at Livingston, a permanent supportive housing facility for formerly homeless and disabled veterans in Columbus. The second phase, now under construction, is adding 50 additional one-bedroom apartments for the veterans, resulting in a total of 100 units.
Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer corps, also will support the Livingston Campus expansion, completing projects such as painting, landscaping, building a raised garden bed, and helping to prepare new resident units for move-ins. The Commons at Livingston expansion is expected to be completed in November.
The Home Depot Foundation has committed $80 million over five years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economic disadvantaged veterans. Earlier this year, the foundation provided $250,000 to fund housing and services for disabled and formerly homeless veterans at National Church Residences’ Commons at Imperial Hotel, now under construction in Atlanta.
“The Home Depot Foundation is proud to partner with National Church Residences to provide safe housing for veterans,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “They deserve enormous credit for the work they are doing in the community, and we are glad to be part of their efforts.”
“National Church Residences is grateful for The Home Depot Foundation’s continuing support of our permanent supportive housing benefitting veterans,” said Jeff Wolf, senior vice president of philanthropy and communications at National Church Residences.
“Veterans are 50 percent more likely than the general population to become homeless, and permanent supportive housing at the Commons at Livingston has already helped many of them to get back on their feet by providing stable housing and supportive services, including employment programming,” he added.
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes of U.S. military veterans through financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has committed $80 million to these efforts over five years. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $50 million to insure that every veteran has a safe place to call home.
Through Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $340 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit http://www.homedepotfoundation.org.
About National Church Residences
National Church Residences is committed to excellence that transforms the lives of the people it serves. The not-for-profit organization is an innovative leader in integrating housing, health care and supportive services, serving seniors of all income levels and families. With 330 communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, National Church Residences is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and operates five continuing care retirement communities. It also provides supportive housing for the formerly homeIess and disabled. The National Church Residences model of person-centered care includes adult day health, assisted living, senior housing, skilled nursing homes, rehabilitation center, outpatient therapy, home health care and hospice. For more information, visit http://www.nationalchurchresidences.org.