Support Local Veterans by Voting for VFW Post 2777 in The Home Depot Foundation Facebook Contest
VFW Post 2777 in Burton is enlisting area residents to help the organization win a $25,000 The Home Depot gift card in December by voting daily in The Home Depot Foundation’s second annual Aprons in Action Facebook contest. Voting begins December 1, 2012 and runs through December 31, 2012 at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation. The organization that receives the most votes during the month will win the $25,000 prize to help fund an organizational or community improvement project, and will have the opportunity to compete for the grand prize of $250,000 at the end of the year-long program.
In the December round of the competition, VFW Post 2777 is competing against three other veterans-focused organizations across the country including American Legion Post 17 in Gallatin, Tenn., Rebuilding Together in Sacramento, Calif., and Suffolk County United Veterans in Riverhead, N.Y. The runner-up organizations will receive $5,000 in The Home Depot gift cards.
“If we win the $25,000 from The Home Depot we would be able to send additional care boxes to the troops and refurbish our kitchen to raise more funds. So help us make a difference by voting everyday on Facebook, and tell everyone you know to do the same!” said Darrol Roat, CFO of VFW Post 2777.
Aprons in Action Unites Communities to Support Veterans: Each month during the year-long Aprons in Action competition, The Home Depot Foundation will select four organizations that support U.S. veterans to compete for the monthly prize. In May 2013, Facebook fans will be recruited by all 11 monthly winners to vote in the contest’s final round. The organization that receives the most votes will win the $250,000 grand prize from The Home Depot Foundation and the organizations that earn the second and third most votes will win $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.
How To Vote: Voting runs from December 1, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. ET through December 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Find Aprons in Action on The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation. Voting is available on computers and mobile devices.
The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook pages on January 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
For more information and to view the program rules, visit The Home Depot on Facebook or go to www.homedepotfoundation.org.
Across the country, The Home Depot Associates give back to their communities by volunteering their time and talents with local nonprofit organizations that support our nation’s veterans, like VFW Post 2777. Volunteers from Team Depot will offer additional hours and supplies to each of the featured nonprofits for extra work in their communities through the Aprons in Action Program.
“The Aprons in Action program is a fun way for us to support the organizations that help our nation’s heroes,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “Throughout the competition, we will provide $1 million to these 44 deserving organizations to help them continue their service and generate awareness of their community efforts.”
About VFW Post 2777: Established in 1899 by soldiers sailors and marines returning from action in the Spanish-American War, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States (VFW) was formed to help veterans re-adjust to civilian life and to protect their benefits. As a non-profit organization, it receives no funding from United States tax receipts and is supported by charitable donations.
About The Home Depot Foundation: In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation focused its financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. To date, the Foundation has committed $80 million to these efforts. Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $300 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.