TACOMA, Wash. June 14, 2019
More than 350 volunteers from The Home Depot and its Building Materials vendor partners worked 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 including new beds, mural painting and exterior landscaping. Additional supporters for this project include: Relief Bed International, California Building Material Supply and South Junior High School in Anaheim, CA.
“It was a exceptional blessing to take part in this project and personally witness the outpouring from the Home Depot company, its associates and valued vendors, stated Scott Smalling Relief Bed Founder. Arriving early, I was amazed and touched to see the majority of the volunteers streaming off the buses were executive level management who provide products and services to Home Depot. Prior to kicking off the project hundreds of volunteers gathered to respect our country with the national anthem. After witnessing this level of Corporate Giving I can honestly say Home Depot has my business for life,” added Smalling.
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 43,000 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.
The timing of this project also marks the 1 year anniversary of Relief Bed International and Brentwood Homes Partnership. Brentwood Home, http://www.brentwoodhome.com donates funds for every Crystal Cove mattress they sell and their partnership funded the beds that were donated to this project.
“We understand the importance of good sleep and giving back to the community we serve, beamed Brian Baxter Senior Vice President of Business Development at Brentwood Home, and our partnership with Relief Bed allows us to do both at the same time!” continued Baxter.
Smalling mentioned this project was extra special to him as his father, Jay Smalling, was able to join for the days work. Scott and his Father Jay were on the mural team in the gymnasium and were asked to paint the Navy symbol which was especially exciting to Jay Smalling as he served honorably as Lieutenant on a destroyer in the Pacific.
About Relief Bed International
Relief Bed International provides strategically built beds to homeless shelters in the United States and to disaster relief victims and emerging countries through their network of international relief partners around the world.
For more information and how to partner with Relief Bed please visit http://www.reliefbed.com
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 more than $300 million in veteran causes and improved more than 43,000 veteran homes and facilities in 4,200 cities. In 2018, the Foundation pledged an additional $250 million to veteran causes taking the total commitment 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.
For more information, visit http://www.OneOC.org.
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