At The Home Depot, we believe in leading by example. Your kindness inspires kindness. So tell us, how are you serving others?

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Choose to Serve Our Veterans

Veterans chose to sacrifice the things that mattered most to them so we can enjoy the things that matter most to us. Now it is our turn to #CHOOSETOSERVE them in return.

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Celebration of Service Kick Off

The Home Depot Foundation kicked off Celebration of Service 2017 at Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground in Fayetteville GA with 125+ veteran associates.

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Korea War Vet Mr. Lucas

Learn the story behind the veteran face in our kick of video. Mr. James Lucas, aka Jack, fought in the Korea War. He joined the military at age 17 in 1950, just two years after it was desegregated.

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Name: Catherine Stodola

Twitter handle: catstodola

Why do you choose to serve?:
To inspire others to serve and have hope for a brighter future and world.

Tell us a story about a time you served:
I received a fellowship in college to serve at a Tanzanian orphanage (Watoto Wetu Tanzania) for a little over 2 months.  I taught the children English, math, statistics, etc., and in turn was taught an immense about their culture, the power of resiliency, and myself.  From the service experience I was able to gain perspective and a deep sense of the power of hope.

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Name: Kristine Cohn

Twitter handle: kriscohn

Why do you choose to serve?:
I choose to serve because I believe in community and have a true heart for people J. 

Tell us a story about a time you served:
I most recently served at the A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab Wesley Woods.  The volunteer event included playing bingo with the senior citizens of which I also played the piano and sang to them.  It was such a beautiful thing to spend time with what is seemingly, the sometimes forgotten and abandoned elders of our communities.  It was evident to see that they were grateful to have people there to love on them and spend quality time.  My civic group was asked to come back as they thoroughly enjoyed the time we shared with them.

Name: Stephanie Burton

Why you choose to serve?:
I choose to serve because I am so thankful for the amazing sacrifice that veterans make for our country every day. I don’t ever want to take my freedom and peace of mind for granted, and I know that both come at a steep price. Giving back is my small way of showing my gratitude for the service men and women who keep us safe!

Tell us a story about a time you served:
Earlier this year, I had the wonderful opportunity to help lead volunteers at the Yountville Veterans Home, a 1,000 person veterans facility located in the heart of Napa Valley, CA. Specifically, we built double shade structures and benches in the facility’s cemetery, which marks the resting place of nearly 6,000 veterans and dependents. As soon as I stepped on the site, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and honor. Graves of all kinds and conditions—some dated back to the SpanishAmerican war and even to the Civil War—covered the grounds nearly as far as my eye could see. I felt so blessed to work for a company that finds this work important!

Name: Catherine Stodola

Twitter handle: catstodola

Why do you choose to serve?:
To inspire others to serve and have hope for a brighter future and world.

Tell us a story about a time you served:
I received a fellowship in college to serve at a Tanzanian orphanage (Watoto Wetu Tanzania) for a little over 2 months.  I taught the children English, math, statistics, etc., and in turn was taught an immense about their culture, the power of resiliency, and myself.  From the service experience I was able to gain perspective and a deep sense of the power of hope.

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Name: Kristine Cohn

Twitter handle: kriscohn

Why do you choose to serve?:
I choose to serve because I believe in community and have a true heart for people J. 

Tell us a story about a time you served:
I most recently served at the A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab Wesley Woods.  The volunteer event included playing bingo with the senior citizens of which I also played the piano and sang to them.  It was such a beautiful thing to spend time with what is seemingly, the sometimes forgotten and abandoned elders of our communities.  It was evident to see that they were grateful to have people there to love on them and spend quality time.  My civic group was asked to come back as they thoroughly enjoyed the time we shared with them.

Name: Stephanie Burton

Why you choose to serve?:
I choose to serve because I am so thankful for the amazing sacrifice that veterans make for our country every day. I don’t ever want to take my freedom and peace of mind for granted, and I know that both come at a steep price. Giving back is my small way of showing my gratitude for the service men and women who keep us safe!

Tell us a story about a time you served:
Earlier this year, I had the wonderful opportunity to help lead volunteers at the Yountville Veterans Home, a 1,000 person veterans facility located in the heart of Napa Valley, CA. Specifically, we built double shade structures and benches in the facility’s cemetery, which marks the resting place of nearly 6,000 veterans and dependents. As soon as I stepped on the site, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and honor. Graves of all kinds and conditions—some dated back to the SpanishAmerican war and even to the Civil War—covered the grounds nearly as far as my eye could see. I felt so blessed to work for a company that finds this work important!

WAYS WE #CHOOSETOSERVE

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