CARNEGIE, Pa., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Giving back is a fundamental value of The Home Depot and a passion for its associates. Thanks to that generosity and community spirit, many children from The Salvation Army's Camp Allegheny will reap the benefits. On Thursday, April 25th, more than 100 volunteers will pick up brushes, hammers, and nails and paint and help ready the facility for summer campers.
Through Team Depot, The Home Depot's associate-led volunteer program, associates work side-by-side to create life-long, meaningful relationships between the home improvement giant's staff and its neighbors. Formalized in 1992, Team Depot programs bring together volunteerism, do-it-yourself expertise, product donations and monetary grants as a way to support the communities where the associates live and work.
Through The Home Depot Foundation and its ongoing partnerships with nonprofit organizations, The Home Depot donates millions of hours, tools, and supplies each year to community service projects. "I'm always humbled by our associates' contributions to Team Depot projects and am very proud to work for a company that promotes and encourages associates to be actively involved in their communities. It's a privilege to partner with the Salvation Army preparing Camp Allegheny for this summer's activities," said Dave Musen, Home Depot Ohio Valley Regional Vice President. Store Manager, Pam Narvett from the Chippewa, PA Home Depot stated, "One of Home Depot's core values is Giving Back and our associates definitely take that to heart, and doing these Team Depot projects just makes you feel good!"
"We are blessed that Home Depot selected our facility and program," said Salvation Army Divisional Youth and Candidate's Secretary, Major Dean Satterlee. "We are serving more children now than ever and we are in serious need for the renovations. In this economy, this gift is a blessing."
Some of the slated improvements include: painting; replacing dry wall; landscaping; and general cleaning. Vendors making donations are: 20 gallons paint from Behr; all plants from Clinton Nurseries; mulch and soil from Scot's.
Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 126 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org, twitter.com/SalArmyPGH or facebook.com/SalvationArmyWesternPA. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.
SOURCE Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division