Friday, September 28, 2018

City of Savannah and Home Depot Foundation team to help local veterans

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Today City staff and Team Depot volunteers installed new appliances and made other home improvements to the homes of two Savannah veterans.

"Starting early this morning, new appliances provided by the Home Depot Foundation arrived at the veteran’s homes. Then City staff along with team depot workers began replacing old units with new appliances," says  City spokesperson.

By the early afternoon, the City says, most of the improvements were complete and a large dumpster placed outside the house was filled with waste from hours of installations and replacements.

“He is a veteran and is very deserving of these much needed repairs,” said Lending Services Administrator Anita Smith-Dixon.

The City identified local veterans through the Affordable Housing program and applied, linking the veterans to the Home Depot’s Celebration of Service program. Staff provided the Home Depot Foundation with the information on cost of improvements and scope of work.

The Home Depot Foundation’s celebration of service program is an initiative that improves living conditions for veterans.

Organizations and businesses interested in making financial contributions to the Savannah Affordable Housing Fund and/or volunteering may contact Anita Smith-Dixon at 912-651-6926.

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