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Operation Surprise 2021: Ready to Roll

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Veterans Day marks the return of The Home Depot Foundation’s annual Operation Surprise campaign, which aims to provide life-changing moments of surprise and support for veterans and communities in need.

Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, will partner with hundreds of local nonprofits in their communities to bring moments of surprise to those in need throughout the season. Volunteerism efforts will reflect all CDC and government safety guidelines, and the service campaign will run from Veterans Day through the end of the year.

The Home Depot Foundation Surpasses $400 Million in Support of Veterans

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ATLANTA, November 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Home Depot Foundation has surpassed $400 million invested in support of U.S. military veterans since 2011, when it first announced a formal commitment to veteran causes. This pledge has since grown to $500 million by the year 2025, primarily focusing on veteran housing initiatives.

Former Marine Sergeant and Current VP Talks 30-year Home Depot Career


Following in the footsteps of many family members, including his father who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Pete Capel joined the Marine Corps in 1983. He served seven years maintaining and repairing radar systems, promoting to the rank of sergeant. Pete was proud to be awarded the Navy Achievement Medal twice, an award that recognizes outstanding achievement or meritorious service and is recognized across all military branches.

The Power of Partnership: Supporting Communities in Need


The unhoused and marginally housed community in Atlanta has been impacted by COVID-19 in unimaginable ways.

Green Gobbler's Vision for a Safer, Cleaner Future With Eco-Friendly Products


Offering powerful products that keep a customer’s health and happiness in mind has been Green Gobbler’s core principle for the last 13 years. In fact, it was originally founded in 2008 with the goal of giving the drain industry the shakeup it needed.

“Green Gobbler was uniquely positioned to disrupt the market,” says Blair Martineau, senior vice president of sales. “Our new drain products solve problems quickly and effectively, all without the bleach that our competition used.”

Doing Our Part: Economic Impact


Since the beginning, doing the right thing for associates, shareholders, and communities has been a guiding principle at The Home Depot.

“We know that when we invest in running a responsible, sustainable company, we make our business stronger, more flexible and more resilient,” says Chairman and CEO for The Home Depot Craig Menear.

Central to our commitment is our vast downstream economic impact. This impact includes job creation, taking care of our people, helping our pro customers grow their businesses and supporting our local communities.

The Home Depot Wins 3 Environmental Protection Agency Awards


The Home Depot was honored with three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Awards that reflect the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. The company is proud to serve as industry leaders in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products that are safer for the environment.

The Home Depot was honored in the following three categories:

Team Depot Associates Beautify Community Green Space for Detroit Veterans


On Thursday, Oct. 14, The Home Depot Foundation beautified a community space at a permanent housing facility for veterans facing homelessness in Detroit, Michigan. Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, was onsite to landscape and create this new green space while following all CDC and government safety guidelines.

Ken's Krew: Championing Ability and Enabling Success


Ken’s Krew is an organization that started in 1997 with support from Ken Langone, Home Depot co-founder. It was created with the belief that every individual deserves the chance to enter the workforce, earn a fair wage and reach their full potential. For this reason, Ken’s Krew provides job placement, training and support for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities in competitive employment.

Give Me an H: Arlette Guthrie Talks Work-life Balance and Home Depot Magic

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Once an intern and now the senior vice president of Human Resources, Arlette Guthrie has spent more than 20 years at The Home Depot.

As the host of Give Me an H, we’re flipping the script and handing Arlette the mic to tell her story. Learn how Arlette has grown her career ever onwards and upwards in her 22 years at The Home Depot and how she approaches work life integration.


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