We were excited to welcome several dozen Team Depot volunteers to our Rest & Recoup and Eagles’ Rest homes for formerly homeless veterans on September 19 and 20, 2012. The two-day, two-site blitz was the culmination of three months of work including: a new deck and landscaping for the R & R house; improvements to the heating and cooling systems at Eagles’ Rest; and weatherization, new blinds and bike racks for both houses—all made possible by a $30,000 Home Depot grant and hundreds of volunteer hours donated by Team Depot, The Home Depot® associate-led volunteer force.
At Volunteers of America, the support of Alpha Delta Kappa teachers’ sorority can be seen around every corner. “They’re like a sleeper cell,” says Hope House director Rusty Barnett. “Anything we need we can call ADK and it’s here in an instant—quilts and blankets, gloves and hats, hygiene items and more.” Learn more about the difference they are making>
Having a safe place to run instead of running away can change the course of a frightened teenager’s life. How does Holly know? She is not only the Host Home coordinator at Project Safe Place in Coeur d’Alene—she was once was that desperate teenager.