Building Tranquility: The Home Depot Foundation Joins Forces To Address PTSD Struggles for Army Veteran

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The Home Depot Foundation and HandsOn Greater Phoenix volunteers work on a veterans home.

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Zakary Ferroni served in the U.S. Army from 2003 to 2012, and today, he grapples with the lasting effects of his service in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD). This makes it difficult for him to work; his husband, Joe, currently supports the household.

The Home Depot Foundation and HandsOn Greater Phoenix recently teamed up as part of the 2023 Operation Surprise campaign to help Zakary and Joe reclaim their outdoor space. The ultimate goal was to provide a calming, tranquil space to help manage his symptoms and offer some financial relief.

More than 100 volunteers from Team Depot, Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, helped revamp landscaping, upgrade irrigation, paint the home exterior and add outdoor furniture. The team also rebuilt the firepit, replaced broken fencing and made garage upgrades. Zakary and Joe were

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More than 70 volunteers renovate U.S. VETS Barber’s Point

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Home Depot volunteers picked up some gloves and tools at U.S. VETS Barber’s Point to renovate its facilities in honor of Veteran’s Day.

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“It’s going to bring us closer together. More of a bonding,” stated Jermaine Wooden. “Even though we have different branches here, we all serve the country and we should continue to serve each other…”

Wooden is a veteran who joined more than 70 volunteers for the project. He said he’s getting his life back on track with help from organizations like U.S. VETS.

“Our main mission is to get homeless veterans off the street into permanent housing and wrap them around with the services that they need to be successful in their community,” said U.S. VETS Vice President of Clinical Services Kim Cook.


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Helping hands assist veteran | News, Sports, Jobs

Home Depot employee Jase Skar takes a water break as Bob Ware looks on while his family and other volunteers helped the World War II veteran relocate to a new home.

The aged elevator system of The Parker apartments in downtown Minot has proven to be an obstacle for many of the elderly residents of the building, forcing some to consider relocating to a new residence.

One such resident is World War II veteran Bob Ware, who moved to Minot from Clovis, New Mexico, to remain close to family that moved to the area.

“My wife died and I had a great-granddaughter that had three boys that lived about a block and a half from me. Every day they’d come see me and spend the night with me. I got so close to them that when they moved up here, I waited a year and moved.” Ware said.

Though 95-year-old

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Dos and Don’ts of Shopping at Home Depot: 10 Money-Saving Tips

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Whether you’re in the market for Christmas decorations and lights, home improvement items, tools or even household goods, Home Depot is the first stop on the list for many shoppers. You never know what kind of deals you’ll find lurking in the massive aisles of this one-stop big box store for do-it-yourselfers, homeowners, and general contractors or home improvement professionals.

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When you’re shopping for the best prices, it helps to know a few insider secrets that are exclusive to The Home Depot. These Dos and Don’ts can keep you from paying more than you have to on your next home renovation project or gardening supplies.


Look for Yellow Price Tags

Yellow price tags at Home Depot indicate sales, as revealed by Family Handyman.

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Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot, and more are competing with Prime Big Deal Days with their own sales and deals

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Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days sale is ending tonight but you can still shop counter sales at competing brands like Home Depot and Walmart or Lululemon and Madewell. Get your carts filled now before your favorites sell out.

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Walmart: Walmart is going big again with an abundant of deals on tech, kitchen, furniture and more for their Holiday Kickoff Deals. Choice items include 40% off the Gocio Electric Bike, up to 40% off all tech offerings, up to 60% off on outdoor furniture, and have some patio fun with massive sales on trampolines as seen

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The Home Depot Just Kicked Off Its Biggest Online Sale Ever (with Can’t-Miss Decor Deals!)

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We strongly sense that you’re waiting for the arrival of Amazon Prime Big Deal Days to snag items for your home at all-time-low prices. And we don’t blame you (we’re excited about all the best deals, too). But The Home Depot’s biggest online sale, Decor Days, is happening now through October 9, so you don’t have to wait for amazing prices on home items. The Decor Days deals are some of the best we’ve ever seen at the home improvement retailer. That’s because, instead of the usual discounts you would find on power tools and kitchen appliances,

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Which One Should You Choose in 2023?

U-Haul vs. Home Depot


The cost of moving can be expensive—there’s no getting around it. And it’s not just long-distance moves that can cause sticker shock, either; finding affordable moving trucks for a local move can be much more expensive than expected, especially if the closing dates on the old and new homes don’t line up and folks have to figure out what to do with all their stuff in the interim. DIY moves are almost always less costly than hiring a full-service moving company. U-Haul is a ubiquitous name with which most people are familiar, but while many people have seen The Home Depot’s rental trucks in a parking lot or on the road, most don’t realize these trucks can be rented for more than transporting the plywood or a bulky new grill that didn’t fit into their sedan. Through their direct rentals and their partnership with Penske (one of the

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FORT MYERS | Home Depot Foundation, Inspiritus rebuild homes in Harlem Heights

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Local veteran Leon and his wife Julia waited out Hurricane Ian in their Harlem Heights home. A boat rescued them with 3.5 feet of water in their house. The couple has been displaced from their home since the storm. Their neighbor Lester, also a veteran, got five feet of flooding in his home and lived in his car and now a FEMA trailer in his front yard.

The Home Depot Foundation’s 50 volunteers and the non-profit organization Inspiritus mudded walls, replaced doors, floors, trim, kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities.

Inspiritus President and CEO John Moeller said, “I think hope abounds and hope abounds because Inspiritus is still on the ground and The Home Depot Foundation has not forgotten about these homeowners.”

Both Leon and Lester are two of the nine homeowners whom the Home Depot Foundation will rebuild and repair their homes starting Tuesday.

After Hurricane

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The 9 Best Bedroom Flooring Options of 2023

The best bedroom flooring can really help pull a space together. Finding something that coordinates with the furniture and accessories in your space can help give it a more complete look. However, since everyone’s styles and preferences vary, there is never one answer when it comes to the right flooring material for your bedroom. While some may prefer the more plush feeling of carpeting, others may appreciate the more sophisticated look that tile or wood floors can bring. Continue reading to find some inspiration to help you upgrade your bedroom flooring.

1. Chiffon Lace Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

The Best Bedroom Flooring Option: Chiffon Lace Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

The Best Bedroom Flooring Option: Chiffon Lace Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring


Luxury vinyl planks can make an excellent choice for bedroom flooring. They are durable, waterproof, stain-resistant, and easy to clean. Moreover, LVP can mimic the look of wood and other materials for a fraction of a

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Shoppers pull back on ‘big ticket’ items as furniture, appliance sales lag [Video]

This earnings season shows a major challenge facing retailers: shoppers reluctant to make big purchases.

To some extent, this pullback is to be expected as interest rates stay high, the housing market has stalled, and consumers are gravitating towards services rather than goods.

But retailers reporting results over the past several weeks have shown how even with an anticipated shift in consumer habits the impacts on results today are hard to ignore.

“After three years of unprecedented demand in the home improvement market, we continue to see softer engagement in big ticket discretionary categories like patio and appliances that likely reflects both pull forward of these single item purchases and deferral,” Billy Bastek, Home Depot’s (HD) EVP of merchandising, said during the company’s second quarter earnings call.

The home improvement retailer said big ticket transactions above $1000 were down 5.5% year over year.

For lower-income shoppers, inflation has

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