By Christine Hockin-Boyd, Community Lifeline Center
Some 40 Home Depot employees donated a day off and all the tools and materials needed to renovate the new Community Lifeline Center offices at 1601 West University.
The donations, a part of the Home Depot Foundation’s 2 month “Celebration of Service”, included electrical, painting, cabinetry, and flooring. Part of the Foundation mission is focused on housing for veterans and supporting organizations, like Community Lifeline Center who provide veteran services.
The volunteers who worked on the Community Lifeline Center renovation came from a number of different Home Depot stores across the North Dallas/Collin County area. The service is completely voluntary. “To see so many individuals give up a day off to modernize our new offices was overwhelming” said Christine Hockin-Boyd, Executive Director of Community Lifeline Center. “Moving to a new location was essential in serving families and veterans in crisis, who have had to wait in line in the heat and cold to see a case manager. But, the cost of the move left us unable to make the space as functional as it needs to be. And then,” she added, “the donation from Home Depot Foundation arrived.”
The Home Depot Foundation works nationally to serve those in need. In 2011, more than 420 Team Depot projects were focused on veterans, from repairing individual veterans’ homes to remodeling VFW and American Legion halls to creating outdoor community spaces. Thousands of The Home Depot associates, veterans and active duty service members volunteered to repair and renovate homes, facilities and community centers where veterans and their families live and receive services.
Community Lifeline Center Community Lifeline Center is a 501 c3 corporation whose mission is to serve individuals and families experiencing a financial crisis. Community Lifeline Center helps over 300 families and veterans a month find their way back to self-sufficiency; keeping families in their home, utilities on, and basic needs met. And, CLC is the only human services organization in North Texas awarded a grant by the Texas Veterans Commission to provide basic services to veterans. For more information, go to www.communitylifeline.org. We are always better together.