Local Support Includes 1,000 Disaster Relief Kits and Pop-Up Meal Distribution at Lake Charles Home Depot Store Parking Lot
On Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, The Home Depot Foundation teamed up with World Central Kitchen to support Hurricane Laura relief efforts in the Lake Charles area. Local community members in need were invited to come and enjoy a nutritious, hot meal while supplies lasted. This effort was funded and made possible with financial support from The Home Depot Foundation.
Members of Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, helped assemble 1,000 disaster relief kits. The kits include essential cleaning and sanitization products such as garbage bags, water, gloves, scouring pads, paper towels, toilet paper and more. The City of Lake Charles Mayor’s Office is helping to identify local organizations that will distribute the relief kits to residents and first responders
On a national scale, The Home Depot Foundation yesterday announced that it is increasing its disaster response commitment for 2020 to $4 million to further support community relief and long-term rebuilding efforts in the states impacted by Hurricane Laura. These funds add an incremental $500,000 to those already in use by its nonprofit partners and previous in-kind donations in response to this and other storms that have occurred this year.
Note: All volunteers will adhere to and follow CDC guidelines.
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $350 million in veteran causes and improved more than 48,000 veteran homes and facilities in 4,500 cities. The Foundation has pledged to invest half of a billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025.
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