More than 300 executives, CEOs and business owners teamed up to volunteer for a day-long beautification project recently at CalVet’s Veterans Home in Yountville.
Thanks to donations from the Home Depot Foundation, the Tug McGraw Foundation, the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership in Napa, and the local branch of Habitat for Humanity, the volunteers and their supervisors were able to enhance five areas of outdoor space around the Home and improve the facilities for roughly 900 veterans.
Working tirelessly throughout the morning, the teams created additional seating in many areas across the grounds, planted trees and distributed bark throughout the courtyards, and built planter boxes and shade structures in a redesigned garden.
“This is part of our promise to give back one-quarter of a billion dollars to veterans by the year 2020,” said Gabe Sneller, Home Depot’s Western Division Manager.
When the work was complete, Congressman Mike Thompson and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s staff presented letters of support to the Home Depot Foundation for their volunteer efforts in assisting veterans.
The Home Depot Foundation also produced a video showcasing the improvements, with commentary from two of our home’s residents and the home’s acting public information officer II Joshua Kiser.