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During the recent holiday season, The Home Depot made a significant donation to veterans in need, through the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center’s Care and Share Program.

VA’s Care and Share Program provides ingredients and supplies for a hearty holiday for qualified veterans and their families, and is sponsored through community and staff donations. This is the third year that The Home Depot has assisted with the program, volunteering to assist with package preparation and even home deliveries.

For the 2017 event, The Home Depot also awarded Care and Share a grant in the amount of $4,800.00 to provide items for the Care and Share packages such as paper towels, reusable bags, laundry detergent and wet wipes.

Specialty Assistant Store Manager, Simon McGuckin, described The Home Depot’s contribution, stating, “We had 15 associates from the store involved with packaging and distributing over the 3-day period. Our associates are truly amazing, to volunteer their time to give back, and we work for an amazing company.”

VA Voluntary Service Assistant, Dale Day stated over 225 veterans received this assistance during the 2017 holiday season.

Medical Center Director, Dr. Patricia Hall expressed appreciation on behalf of VA and the receiving veterans, noting, “Our local Home Depot has been a staunch supporter of Veteran needs, and we truly appreciate their partnership in helping those who have served.”

Those interested in volunteering or donating to this cause or others may contact VA Voluntary Services Chief, Donna Reynolds, at 573-778-4275, Voluntary Services Specialist, Chris Luecke at 573-778-4276 or Voluntary Services Assistant, Dale Day at 573-778-4499.

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