Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and The Home Depot Foundation announced a $20,000 grant and construction overhaul for the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 in La Crescenta. In addition to funding, Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will visit Post 288 on May 1-3, 2014 to remodel two bathrooms, repaint the interior of the building, replace ceiling tiles, and remove and replace kitchen counters and cabinets, among other improvements.
This is the second major grant that Gatto has secured for Crescenta Valley veterans in the last two years. In 2012, he secured a $5,000 grant for the restoration of the Two Strike Park Memorial Wall.
“I have always considered philanthropy a duty of those who are able, especially when it comes to honoring our veterans,” said Gatto. “I thank The Home Depot Foundation for stepping forward, in a big way, to ensure that the Crescenta Valley veterans have a facility worthy of the great sacrifices they have made for us.”
The Home Depot Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot and has invested more than $380 million in local communities since being established in 2002. The mission of The Home Depot Foundation is to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. Through partnerships with local nonprofits and the volunteer efforts of Team Depot, they focus on addressing the critical housing needs of U.S. veterans.