The Home Depot Foundation has increased its financial support to $3 million for relief efforts and communities impacted by recent disasters, including Hurricane Florence, Olivia, the California wildfires and flooding in the Midwest.
In preparation for the 2018 hurricane season, The Home Depot Foundation provided more than half a million dollars in funding to Operation Blessing and Convoy of Hope to replenish their disaster relief supplies after the 2017 season. Those materials were deployed to North and South Carolina to prepare for the Hurricane Florence’s impact. Also, earlier this year, the foundation granted approximately $2 million dollars to Team Rubicon and American Red Cross to fund their disaster relief efforts.
In response to Hurricane Florence, The Home Depot Foundation will provide support to North and South Carolina in collaboration with several nonprofit partners including the All Hands and Hearts, American Red Cross, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing, Team Rubicon and other local nonprofits.
“Our hearts go out to our associates, customers and communities affected by Hurricane Florence and other recent devastating disasters,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “We will continue to work closely with our nonprofit partners to assess the needs of the impacted communities. In addition to financial support, our Team Depot associate volunteers will continue to work alongside these organizations to offer short and long-term relief in North and South Carolina as well as other parts of the country that have been affected.”
The Home Depot’s employee assistance program, The Homer Fund, is also currently providing emergency financial assistance to associates who have been affected by the storm.