ATLANTA, September 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ – The Home Depot Foundation is committing up to $1 million to support immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. This new disaster response grant takes the Foundation’s 2022 disaster commitment to more than $5.5 million.
September is National Preparedness Month. Established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Ready.gov, this is a time to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies that may happen at any time.
The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, has announced and released the first episode of a new video documentary series focused on inspirational and emblematic stories from its employees, highlighting the company’s culture, values and ongoing stories of incredible customer service.
Since 1992, The Home Depot has been partnering with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), an organization that works to build a robust pipeline of highly qualified college graduates from under-represented populations. UNCF focuses on activities that ensure that more students are college-ready, enroll in college and persist to graduation.
September is Workforce Development Month, and the third Friday of this month marks National Tradesmen Day. There are currently more than 400,000 open roles in the trades nationally. Industry leaders like Home Builders Institute (HBI) and 100 Black Men of America (Atlanta) are helping The Home Depot prepare skilled tradespeople for these opportunities.
Bridges and other infrastructure were wiped out. Debris from landslides blocked roads. Hurricane Maria, a powerful category 5 hurricane, made landfall as the strongest storm to impact Puerto Rico in over 90 years, devastating a significant portion of the island. Facing months with no water and no electricity at their home, newlyweds Coral Gonzalez and her husband moved in with her mother.
The Foundation Reinvests $3.7 Million to Continue Training Students to Fill the Labor Gap
ATLANTA, August 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ – The Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro program and trades-focused partnerships have trained more than 29,000 participants and introduced more than 126,000 people to the skilled trades, surpassing its commitment to train 20,000 people six years ahead of schedule.