Home Depot Foundation Helps Jackson Homeless Community

Home Depot is helping the homeless community in Jackson this month in a project to honor and recognize the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Home Depot is helping the homeless community in Jackson this month in a project to honor and recognize the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Home Depot Foundation is partnering with Jackson Interfaith Shelter on Jan. 20 to assemble 100 care kits for homeless individuals and families throughout the region. Team Depot, the Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, will work alongside Jackson Interfaith Shelter to complete the project following safety protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The project will take place from 2-4 p.m. at the Home Depot location at 1400 N. Wisner St. in Jackson.

Jackson Interfaith Shelter is a Michigan nonprofit organization whose mission is working with people experiencing homelessness by providing emergency shelter; prepared meals; and assisting with other physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The shelter provides three meals daily to clients as well as community members who present a need. It offers 74 beds for men, women and families as a low-barrier shelter, with the goal of helping those experiencing homelessness work toward securing permanent housing as quickly as possible.

Local Team Depot volunteers will build care kits for the homeless filled with soap, laundry soap, blankets, towels and sheets for when they arrive at the shelter. Every homeless person that arrives at the shelter gets their own tote along with towels. The team is also collecting toiletries at the stores to put inside of the totes.

The Home Depot Foundation is partnering with numerous nonprofits to complete service projects in January to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hundreds of Team Depot volunteers are living out his values as they work to revitalize their communities through projects at Title I schools, community centers and more.

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 $400 million in veteran causes and improved more than 50,000 veteran homes and facilities. The foundation has pledged to invest a half-billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025 and $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople through the Path to Pro program. To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation visit HomeDepotFoundation.org and follow the organization on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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