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Helping Homebound Heroes Program Serves 1,500 U.S. Military Veterans

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Repairing roofs to provide safe and comfortable housing. Installing new flooring to prevent trip and fall hazards. Constructing wheelchair ramps to provide more accessible and independent living. For more than 9 million military veteran homeowners between the ages of 50-85, critical home repairs and modifications like this can be a big project to do alone.  

Technology Leader Fahim Siddiqui Honored by Two Community Organizations

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Fahim Siddiqui, The Home Depot’s senior vice president of information technology, has been named on the Islamic Speaker Bureau’s “100 Influential Georgia Muslims” list. This recognition is part of a recent Georgia State Senate Resolution honoring leaders who demonstrate transformational vision and the ability to break down barriers, spark innovation and attain success for their organizations and communities.

HBCU Associate Spotlight: Charles W.

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Although originally from Brooklyn, New York, Charles Wilson, Home Depot’s regional vice president of the southeast region, has strong family ties to Virginia. Both his mother and uncle attended Virginia Union University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in Richmond, Virginia.  

The Home Depot Foundation Commits up to $500,000 in Response to Recent Winter Storms

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In response to the recent winter storms devastating the nation, The Home Depot Foundation announced today that it is committing up to $500,000 to aid with immediate relief efforts and short- and long-term recovery for communities impacted by historic winter storms, Uri and Viola. This incremental commitment is in addition to the Foundation’s annual grants of $3.6 million to disaster relief national nonprofit partners, bringing the current total commitment for 2021 to $4.1 million. 

Give Me an H: Chief Diversity Officer Derek Bottoms Talks Career and Vision for the Future

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Born and raised in Atlanta, Derek Bottoms, vice president of associate relations and chief diversity officer, has spent more than 20 years at The Home Depot.  

He began his professional career as an attorney at a law firm, and while working there, transitioned to an office attached to a Home Depot store with more than 200 associates. This is where Derek would learn the importance of our values: taking care of each other, giving back, and doing the right thing. He applies these values as he now leads the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.  

Generators and Essential Supplies Donated in Response to Winter Storms Uri and Viola

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In the same week that Winter Storm Uri covered the 48 contiguous states in the most snow ever recorded, Winter Storm Viola quickly took its place – leaving no time to recover for the more than one million U.S. families and businesses without power.  

Supplier Spotlight: Diversant

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In 2021, Diversant is known as the largest African American-owned internet technology (IT) staffing firm in the U.S. and the preferred staffing partner for many mid-market and Fortune 500 companies, including The Home Depot. But for Diversant CEO Gene Waddy, he says he founded Diversant in 2005 based on necessity. 

The Home Depot Continues Support for HBCUs with $1 Million Donation

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The Home Depot will contribute $1 million in grants to support campus improvements at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through its annual Retool Your School program, for which voting is now open. Established in 2009, the program has emphasized HBCUs’ vital role in the American higher education system.

1 Million Kids Workshop Kits Donated by Home Depot During COVID-19

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Kids Workshops has been a hands-on program offered inside The Home Depot stores for young doers since 1997. Following new COVID-19 safety procedures, it moved online in August 2020 to provide digital instruction and offer take-home kits for pickup.

Supplier Spotlight: Gladiator Cargo Ties Innovation to Safety

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Gladiator Cargo is known for its strong, durable cargo nets that secure equipment for safe driving. The Rancho Cordova, California-based company began when founder Bruce Foggy solved a personal need for form and function.

Bruce, a former geologist who used to work in caves and mines, also enjoys hiking and camping. Frequent trips with loose equipment in his truck proved the need for a sturdy safety net to secure his cargo, especially after witnessing a fellow camper die while attempting to retrieve fallen camp gear along a highway.

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