The Home Depot Foundation Partners with The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission and OneOC to Transform a Housing Facility for Locals Facing Homelessness
Local Volunteer Project Part of The Home Depot Foundation’s Commitment to Improving the Lives of Veterans Nationwide
WHAT: On Wednesday, Mar. 27, more than 350 volunteers from The Home Depot and its Building Materials vendor partners will work alongside The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CVRM) and OneOC to renovate multiple facilities for locals facing homelessness. CVRM is an emergency food and shelter facility with 150 residential beds and up to 100 emergency overnight beds. The organization serves those who are abused, homeless, unemployed, nearly homeless, hungry, veterans, domestic violence survivors, elderly and broken.
CVRM is relying on volunteers from Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, to help perform impactful and long-lasting projects. Updates will include a courtyard refresh for the community, dormitory renovations mural painting and exterior landscaping. Additional supporters for this project include: Relief Bed sponsored by Brentwood Home, California Building Material Supply and South Junior High School in Anaheim, CA.
This project in Indio, CA is part of The Home Depot’s ongoing efforts to improve the lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has transformed more than 40,000 homes and facilities for veterans across the country. Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military.
Volunteer projects will include:
- Building and designing custom playhouse for the children of veteran families
- Courtyard beautification including BBQ grills, picnic tables a fountain refresh
- Planting and landscaping across the community
WHO: Spokespeople available for interviews include:
- Shannon Gerber, The Home Depot Foundation
- Darla Burkett, The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
- LaVal Brewer, OneOC
WHERE: 47470 Van Buren Street, Indio, CA 92201
WHEN: Wednesday, Mar. 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Courtney Blount at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-242-8463. On-Site Contact: Kristen Mather, 678-782-1984
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 $250 million in veteran causes and improved more than 40,000 veteran homes and facilities in 2,500 cities. In 2018, the Foundation committed an additional $250 million to veteran causes taking the total to half a billion by 2025.
To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action,
visit thd.co/community and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.
About The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CVRM)
The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CVRM) was established in 1971 as a soup kitchen for men only. Services expanded to include women and children in the 1980’s. CVRM opened an emergency overnight shelter in 2004, and completed construction on its current facility in 2011 with an addition in 2015.CVRM has 250 beds for wrap-around services, as well as residential programs, a shelter for women with children, and an on-site medical clinic. CVRM also serves well over 360,000 meals each year. For over 48 years, CVRM has provided uninterrupted service 365 days each year to the underserved of the Coachella Valley.
During its 61-year history, OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, has grown and matured from a simple clearinghouse for recruiting and placing volunteers into a nationally recognized management support organization (MSO) for nonprofits and companies alike.
OneOC is a one-stop shop for professional training, specialized consulting, networking and volunteer recruitment and placement. A place where corporations and foundations can get connected with community organizations and receive assistance in achieving their community relations goals. And, continues to be a place where volunteers can find interesting and enjoyable opportunities to make a difference. We advocate for the most vulnerable members of our community, invest in underserved areas and build the capacity of local nonprofits.
OneOC supports critical impact areas including hunger, homelessness, education and Veterans affairs. Currently, Orange County has the sixth largest veteran population in the United States, and the third largest population of veterans behind Los Angeles and San Diego. To help fight this epidemic, OneOC continues to mobilize local volunteers into action with programs that support veteran-focused nonprofits in building their capacity.
Together with our partners, OneOC is making long-lasting positive changes in our community. For more information, visit www.OneOC.org.