Home Depot employees help transform local veterans' facility - WKRN News 2

Home Depot employees help transform local veterans' facility

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A small army of volunteers spent Tuesday renovating and transforming the Veterans Safe Haven facility in west Nashville.

"It is awesome. It is hard work, but it is really fun," volunteer Erica Sullivan told Nashville's News 2.

Sullivan works in the Winchester store and jumped at the opportunity to help veterans.

"It is pretty awesome. I didn't know anything about it. They said, ‘Hey, we are going to do this for veterans' and I said, ‘I'm in,'" she said.
 
Sullivan is one of 50 Home Depot store employees who volunteered their time and skills on Tuesday.  

From September 11 through November 11 the home improvement store has taken part in a nation wide campaign called Celebration of Service. It is a two month initiative to do more for military veterans.

"Over the next couple of months, Team Depot and the Home Depot Foundation are sponsoring almost 300 projects across the country with millions of dollars going back into the community," explained Andy Davis, store manager of the Winchester Home Depot.

At the Veterans Safe Haven facility, the volunteers spent time installing drywall and floors, as well as painting walls and improving the landscaping.

Executive Director of Veterans Safe Haven Joshua Mundy told Nashville's News 2 he is very thankful for Home Depot's help.

"It is a weight off my shoulders. I reached out to Home Depot and they were gracious enough to partner with our organization and now the rest is history," he said.

Currently there are nearly 700 homeless veterans in Nashville on any given night.

Veterans Safe Haven is an eight bed transitional facility designed to give veteran men a helping hand with finding work and permanent housing.

The Veterans Safe Haven is located at 1615 Underwood Street.

For more information, visit Veterans Safe Haven's Web site.

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