Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No. 16, a non-profit agency that serves more than 15,000 Veterans in Central Florida, was in desperate need of repair, but did not have the funds to complete the job. With the help of the Home Depot Foundation and “The Mission Continues,” 100 volunteers organized to replace ceiling tiles, install more energy-efficient windows, paint walls, and lay out a new patio and landscaping.
The volunteer effort was begun by “The Mission Continues,” which empowers Veterans who still want to serve their country, but are no longer deemed fit to serve in the military.
“We find projects and we find people we can work hand-in-hand with,” Aimee Haas, an Air Force Veteran for 13 years until she was medically retired last April, told a local news radio station.
The Home Depot Foundation is in the midst of a two-month long campaign called a “Celebration of Service,” which is designed to improve the lives of military Veterans with a combined 200 volunteer projects around the nation.