Redding, CA–The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) begins enhancing the outdoor living space at the Redding Veterans Home thanks to a Celebration of Service grant from The Home Depot Foundation.
The $12,000 grant, along with the assistance of The Home Depot volunteers, installs seating, a bird aviary, and therapeutic garden beds with irrigation.
“We are grateful for The Home Depot Foundation’s generosity and appreciate their recognition of our Veterans service and sacrifice for our country,” said Redding Home Administrator Timothy Bouseman. “When complete, the new space provides our residents a beautiful and peaceful place to gather and a garden to work in side-by-side.”
“Team Depot” awarded the grant on October 22.
Team Depot’s 2014 Celebration of Service campaign plans to improve more than 1,000 Veteran homes and facilities before Veterans Day. This is the fourth year of the campaign. Team Depot’s associate volunteers remain committed to improving the lives of U.S. military veterans and their families nationwide.
The Home Depot Foundation and its partner nonprofit organizations donate millions of volunteer hours, tools, and supplies to community service projects each year. 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.
Veterans Home of California – Redding opened its doors on October 25, 2013, and recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a “Founders Day” celebration, including the burial of a time capsule. The time capsule will be dug up and revealed on October 25, 2034.