ATLANTA and MONTERREY, Mexico, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot® Foundation announced today that it is increasing donations to the communities of Mexico struck by earthquakes over the past two weeks to $500,000.
The Home Depot operates 120 stores and employs 15,000 associates in Mexico.
The financial support will be provided through funding to local nonprofits and international disaster relief organizations such as Operation Blessing, Team Rubicon and TECHO. The Foundation committed the funds in addition to product that was donated previously by The Home Depot Mexico.
"All of the associates of The Home Depot in Mexico, the United States and Canada support the great work the citizens and authorities have undertaken in the face of this difficult situation," said Sergio Gutierrez, president—The Home Depot Mexico. "We will continue working to help our communities heal."
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 a 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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