Wednesday, April 14, 2010, Home Depot, the Home Depot Foundation, and NOAHH joined forces to raise the walls on a new home in New Orleans East. More than 165 volunteers from The Home Depot Foundation, The Home Depot Marketing and Online Departments and their vendor partners, and organizers from NOAHH worked on five houses in the New Orleans East neighborhood.
The home, at 4901 Flake, will one day be bought by partner family member Keith Johnson. He was on hand for the wall raising ceremony that kicked off the day of service, joining in raising his own walls.
In 2009, The Home Depot Foundation in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International expanded its Partners in Sustainable Building Program and is providing $30 Million in funds over a five year period to build 5,000 homes that meet nationally recognized green building standards.
Through The Home Depot Foundation Framing Hope Program, in 2009, 89 Habitat for Humanity affiliates received $4.55 million in donated product to build and preserve affordable, healthy homes for low-income families throughout the U.S.
Created in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating and preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities. The Foundation’s goal is for all families to have the opportunity to live in healthy, efficient homes they can afford over the long-term; to have access to safe, vibrant parks and greenspaces; and to receive the economic, social and environmental benefits of living in a sustainable community.
Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees, and built or refurbished more than 1875 playgrounds, parks and greenspaces.