June 12, 2018

San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Ellen Immergut | Director of Communications
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Habitat for Humanity and the Home Depot Work Together to Serve Local Military and Veteran Families
Major donation and volunteer effort from The Home Depot continues the successful partnership

WHAT: San Diego Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce its continued partnership with The Home Depot. A build event on Wednesday includes a major donation of $157,500 from The Home Depot and the hard work of 260 employee and vendor volunteers, who will help build homes and playhouses in support of Habitat’s mission of building better life stories for local families in need of improved housing.

On Wednesday, June 13, volunteers will help build homes on the Habitat for Humanity build site in El Cajon that will eventually have five new, affordable homes for purchase by local families. One of these homes will be purchased by veteran Jonathan Olayo and his wife, Sarah. Home Depot volunteers will also build 20 playhouses to present to local military and veteran families.

Since the inception of this partnership in 2012, The Home Depot has donated a total of $2.3 million to San Diego Habitat for Humanity.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 13 | 8:30am – 12:00pm

WHERE: 585 Ballantyne Street, El Cajon, CA

WHY: Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. This mission is possible through the financial and volunteer support of partners like The Home Depot.

Schedule of Activities:
Volunteers working on construction/available for interviews from 8:30am – 11:30am
Ceremony/presentation of playhouses to military and veteran families – 11:45am

Interview and Photo Opportunities Include:
Lori Holt Pfeiler, President and CEO | San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Joe Wimberley | The Home Depot Foundation
Future Habitat for Humanity Homeowners Sarah and Jonathan
Military and veteran families – recipients of custom-built playhouses