The Home Depot Foundation’s mission is to “ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call home.” That mission played out in the Home Depot at the corner of 380 and 75 in McKinney this weekend as two veterans went shopping for blinds to be used in their new mortgage-free homes. As part of its commitment to provide $30 million over three years, The Home Depot Foundation awarded $2500 to Smiles Charity specifically to benefit local veterans Alan Hornaday and Levi Wilson in honor of their service abroad.
Sgt. Hornaday and Sgt. Wilson were severely wounded while serving their country in Iraq and are the 2011 beneficiaries of the local Smiles Charity Concert. Smiles Charity’s mission is to bring the community together to change the world one home, one family at a time. Net proceeds from last year’s Memorial day weekend concert have been used to help build both men and their families a home. The homes are now nearing completion and are ready for the blinds from Home Depot to be installed.
Smiles Charity is proud to announce two more soldiers, Andrew Litz and Augie Peña, will receive mortgage-free homes in 2012 in part through the generosity of the community during the upcoming Smiles Charity Concert scheduled for Sunday May 27th 5:00-10:00. Be sure to save the date! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer for the 2012 concert, please contacts us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Smiles Charity, its mission, and its beneficiaries please visit www.smilescharity.org.
Photo Caption: Sgt. Levi Wilson, his wfe Katie (right) and Sheila Hornaday (left), wife of Sgt. Alan Hornaday (not pictured) were assisted by Sonae at the Home Depot at 380 and 75 in ordering blinds for their new homes.