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.

Originally published on Built From Scratch

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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Team Depot and Semper Fi Join Forces To Honor Veteran

Originally published on Built From Scratch

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / August 9, 2023 / During his third combat tour with the United States Air Force in May 2011, Technical Sergeant Dan Fye was severely injured by an improvised explosive device (IED). He sustained major damage to his lower limbs. After numerous surgeries and three years of physical therapy, Dan now wears a prosthesis on his left leg and a brace on his right leg for mobility.

Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, recently came together with Semper Fi & America’s Fund to celebrate and acknowledge this local hero at his home in Washington state. They upgraded Dan’s outdoor space by installing fencing and pavers. They also assembled a patio furniture set, built raised flower beds and laid fresh mulch. Finally, the team assembled a gazebo, a chicken coop and a storage shed. Inside the shed was a

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The Home Depot Foundation delivers outdoor furniture to the Tiny House Community

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSA) — New outdoor decor items were delivered to the Tiny House Community in Savannah. It was all made possible by the effort of hundreds of volunteers working on Hilton Head Island today—plus the support of a national brand.

Two large box trucks full of goods made their way into the cove at Dundee in Savannah on Tuesday. As volunteers opened the doors, veterans were happy to see what was inside. 

Reggie Chisholm, a resident and veteran said, “Well, I’m overwhelmed. I’m glad. I didn’t know what to expect when they told us we had to clean up the place. It’s quite a step up. You know, it puts us in a high-dollar region. It’s some very nice stuff.”

Each house was given an outdoor chair and cushion. They were also given picnic tables and benches.  Earlier that day,  the

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Home Depot repairs Oklahoma vet’s burned down garage for free

EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma Army veteran used his garage as a workshop, building thousands of dollars worth of furniture for fellow veterans and programs to help with PTSD.

But when his garage burned down, his good deeds came to a halt.

On Tuesday, however, came another good deed – this one from a team of volunteers from Home Depot, who went to his Edmond home to rebuild his garage for free.

“I had a fire, a piece of my equipment shorted, and it started a garage fire and basically lost my garage,” Army Veteran William Wilson said.

Video at the top of this story shows the culprit – a large piece of machinery that Wilson used for woodworking.

Wilson has used his skills over the years to build $15,000 worth of furniture to benefit veterans programs with “Warriors for Freedom.”

Wilson showed off a garage bar that a

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