ATLANTA: The Home Depot Foundation today announced an additional commitment of USD 500,000 to support relief efforts for Hurricane Maria, raising its total financial support to USD 3 million for communities impacted by recent disasters, including Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico.
"Over the past few weeks, it has been heartbreaking to witness the level of devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands," said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. "After assessing the damage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we have increased our commitment in these areas by an additional $500,000. We will continue to work closely with our nonprofit partners to provide short-term relief and rebuilding efforts for those affected by these tragic storms and earthquakes."

The Home Depot Foundation will provide support in collaboration with several nonprofit partners including the American Red Cross, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing, Team Rubicon and other local nonprofits. In addition, The Homer Fund, The Home Depot's employee assistance program, has helped nearly 5,000 associates affected by the recent disasters by providing urgent emergency financial assistance.

(Posted on 05 October 2017, 1685483366 18O232O31O255)