The Home Depot has deservedly garnered widespread recognition for its dedication to America’s veterans and military families. Among the many honors the company has earned: A Top 100 Award from 2013 through 2017 for “Military-Friendly® Employers,” along with a Top 100 Award in 2016 and 2017 for “Military-Friendly® Spouse Employers.”
In 2012, the company committed to hiring 55,000 veterans in five years, incredibly managing to attain that goal by mid-2015, a full two years ahead of schedule. Additionally, The Home Depot Foundation is committed to raising $250 million for veteran-related causes by 2020.
The Home Depot has provided its tool rental department supplies and expertise to help rebuild the homes of military veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. Military Makeover’s goal to help renovate homes for veterans and their families, lending a helping hand here on the home front to those who have served.
Series host R. Lee Ermey, aka “The Gunny”, famed actor and retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, enlists the help of decorators, designers, landscapers and other home renovation experts to change the living situation – and the lives – of these deserving families.
In the most recent edition of Military Makeover, Team Depot sent supplies and an army of volunteers to help make over the Lake Worth, Fla., home of Marine Corps Sgt. Ed Tague and his wife Mandi. Company representatives helped shape the Tagues’ backyard landscaping, transforming it from an unruly mess into a tropical oasis.
The Home Depot will continue to provide its products and services to deserving veteran families featured on Military Makeover throughout 2018. Future episodes will feature contributions from the company’s kitchen, flooring, paint and bathroom departments, along with the seemingly never-ending supply of Team Depot volunteers offering their sweat.
In another demonstration of its commitment to veterans, The Home Depot Foundation recently put on their seventh annual Celebration of Service, a campaign from September 7 to November 11 (Veterans Day) that included Choose to Serve events in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York.
The Home Depot also supports veterans within their company, exemplified by the Military Appreciation, Group, also known as MAG, which is dedicated strictly to supporting active military associates, deployed reservists and their families. MAG – run entirely by THD associates – develops programs to ease the considerable burdens felt by veterans transitioning back to the civilian world.
Military Makeover is delighted to have The Home Depot onboard as a proud sponsor. The partnership is making a difference in the lives of deserving military families who have served, embodying the series’ motto Respect, Rebuild, Repay.