Home Depot: Supporting Our Veterans and Troops

Home DepotIn our series about companies that support our troops, Home Depot is the focus for today.  Home Depot is a large company that has stores in all 50 states, China, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Mexico, and Canada.

Home depot has hired more than 60,000 veterans since 2004.  They launched Project Homefront in 2003, which is a national project to help military families with home repair while members of the family served in Iraq.  They have donated money, supplies, and labor to help military families.

Home Depot has earned several awards for their commitment to our veterans and active troops.  The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve awarded Home Depot with the Homefront Award in 2003 for its support of associates called to active duty.  Home Depot gave extended and enhanced leave of absence benefits to more than 1800 associates.  Home Depot was also listed in the “Top 25 Military-Friendly Employers” by GI Jobs Magazine.  They were #1 on the list in 2004.  They were also named in the “Top 10 Military Friendly Employers” by Military Spouse Magazine for 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Home Depot has a great reputation for hiring:

  • Veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities
  • Separating active duty service members
  • National guard members
  • Reservists
  • Military spouses

The thing I have always loved about Home Depot is their fantastic customer service.   But, now that I know about their great support of our troops, I am even happier to give them my support.  God bless America.  Keep our troops safe.  And thanks for companies like Home Depot.

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  2. I shop at Home Depot a couple times a week and spend over $50 each time. This makes me want to be a lifetime customer. I feel like I’m already supporting the troops. Thanks for this information.

    Comment by Kevin — April 26, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

  3. This is timely information. I love Home Depot. I have a Lowe’s and a Home Depot within minutes of my home, and I always shop at Home Depot. I know where things are and I can find helpful people to help me load the lumber and things. Knowing that they support our troops doesn’t really come as a surprise, seeing how they’re so helpful in other ways. Do they currently work with American Honor? I didn’t notice that mentioned in the article.

    Comment by Gary — April 26, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

  4. I didn’t know any of this about Home Depot, but it makes me a lot happier about shopping there.

    Comment by Rick — April 26, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

  5. My husband and I shop at Home Depot every week. We are in the construction business and pick up our supplies there. They have the best service and great prices. I am wondering the same thing as Gary. Does Home Depot support American Honor? It would make a lot of sense, but it’s not mentioned.

    Comment by Tina — April 26, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

  6. I saw this posted on twitter and just had to come and see what it was all about. I’m glad to see that Home Depot supports our troops because my brother is in Iraq. I would do anything to support our troops. I shop at Home Depot a lot. Probably at least once or twice a week. I spend a lot of money at Home Depot, but I will probably buy even more, knowing that it’s going to a good cause.

    Comment by David — April 27, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

  7. I saw this on facebook, so I am leaving a comment. I love Home Depot, now. Thanks for all you do to support our troops. I hope you will work with American Honor. They’re doing so much for our troops. Having a job is so important for their self esteem and for their families. My sister’s husband was hurt in Iraq and it’s been really hard for their family. I am going to tell them about American Honor and about Home Depot.

    Comment by Melanie — April 27, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

  8. I told my bible study group about Home Depot and their support of our troops. They were all really glad to hear it. They said they would shop their more because of their support of our troops.

    Comment by Kim — April 27, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

  9. I was wounded in Afghanistan and had a hard time transitioning back into home life. I felt like I was a burden on everyone. When I realized that I could still make a difference in the world, then I finally started to see things with a better attitude. Programs like American Honor really do make a huge difference in people’s lives. I am glad that Home Depot is troop friendly. I will tell all my friends to shop there.

    Comment by Bill — April 27, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

  10. Does Home Depot work with American Honor to hire wounded troops? It seems like this question hasn’t been answered, but it’s really a big deal to me.

    Comment by Brian — April 27, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

  11. Hi Brian; good question and glad you asked. Investigation are under way. Let’s all stay in touch on this to groundswell our feelings to Home Depot.

    Comment by Stephanie — April 28, 2010 @ 1:38 am

  12. I used to work with a nonprofit that ships care packages to our deployed troops, and at several of the “Support Our Troops” events Home Depot representatives were there. The first time was in 2006, about 4-5 months after I returned home from Iraq. I was relieved from military duty shortly after coming home and being diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    I expected large corporations and some small businesses to be at this event in 2006 trying to make a profit off goodhearted Americans, but nobody was trying to sell anything unless the profits went directly to supporting our troops. Blown away by this display of Patriotism, I started seeing things in a little better light. PTSD wasn’t the end of the world for me and it took a few hundred Americans to show me that. So instead of locking myself away from the world like I had initially done, I began to focus on turning my life into a machine that supports our troops. Since then, I’ve given every day to supporting those in uniform and I do my best to encourage others to do what they can for the troops.

    Seeing this post reminded me of the turning point in my life. It’s not really that I think Home Depot being at the event was the turning point, but that I saw through the eyes of America for a brief couple of hours and what I saw was good. What I saw were people, some veterans some not, who really just wanted to do their part to make sure our military is and will continue to be taken care of.

    2010… 4 years later… I still have my struggle with PTSD. I sometimes wish that I could look at my uniforms without remembering. I sometimes wish I were still in uniform. But, even as some of the faces of those who supported our troops in 2006 fade off, thinking we shouldn’t be there anymore, I can only think of one thing: We can’t stop supporting our troops, no matter where they are or what they’re doing. They deserve it. They’ve earned it.

    I’m glad that Home Depot is helping show America what that means.
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    Comment by Skip — May 3, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

  13. Skip,
    That was a wonderful, heartfelt story. Thanks so much for sharing with us. And thanks for all you do every day to help support our troops. We appreciate you.

    Comment by contentamy — May 4, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

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