The Nevada Military Support Alliance recently teamed up with The Home Depot Foundation, a charitable program that pairs with thousands of organizations to build and repair homes for veterans and those who are recovering from natural disasters.
Home Depot approached the Nevada Military Support Alliance, requesting a partnership on a project for a local Nevada veteran whose home was in desperate need of repairs. The NMSA applied and was approved for a $4,500.00 grant which would pay for the improvements needed so that the veteran could continue safely living in the home.
On the morning of November 3, 2016, volunteers from seven local Home Depot stores arrived to begin the work. Heading up the project was Store Manager Robert Osborne and his Store Captain/Supervisor Catherine Lasater from Store # 3304 on Northtowne Ln., Reno, NV. NMSA Executive Director, Teresa Di Loreto had the pleasure of meeting the veteran’s sister who joined volunteers with the reconstruction work being done to her brother’s home. Thanks to the hard work of the volunteers, the veteran could return to his home that evening.
While The Home Depot Foundation only allows a charitable organization to apply for one grant per year, many of the rural communities throughout Nevada have projects for local veterans that the Nevada Military Support Alliance are looking to collaborate with them on in the near future.