Abandoned Church Renovated for Homeless Veterans


From left to right: Robin Martin, executive director, Rebuilding Together Broward; Ben Sorenson, Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor; Nadene Rose, store manager, Oakland Park Home Depot and Team Depot Captain; and Dr. Ted Greer, executive director, Hope South Florida


On Tuesday, April 17, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Rebuilding Together Broward County to transform a former church into the future HOPE South Florida community center for homeless citizens and veterans. Projects helped transform the sanctuary into a multi-purpose dining and education room, and outfit offices for the entire HOPE and HOPE4Vets staff. More than 60 members of Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, completed the work on their day off.

This project in Ft. Lauderdale is part of The Home Depot’s ongoing efforts to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has transformed more than 37,000 homes and facilities for veterans across the country. Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military.

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