Veterans Day Surprise: Vets Rent Paid for Two Months!

Local Veterans surprised by The Home Depot Foundation with rent paid through the holidays

Formerly homeless veterans with Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana received an incredible Veterans Day surprise from The Home Depot Foundation on Thursday, November 11. The Home Depot Foundation honored 16 veterans across Ohio and Indiana, and surprised these very deserving individuals with the news that their rent will be paid for the next two months.

The Home Depot Foundation is a national partner of Volunteers of America, and supporting veterans and their families is a top philanthropic priority. Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana provides support to veterans and their families, with a focus on helping veterans find and maintain stable housing.


Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s largest, established comprehensive human services organizations with 16,000 mission-driven professionals, dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Founded in 1896, the faith-based nonprofit has programs in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and serves more than 1.5 million people a year.

At Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana, we are dedicated to helping people achieve well-being by offering hope, restoring dignity, and transforming lives, to ensure communities thrive. For 125 years, we have been uplifting individuals, families, and communities including veterans, homeless individuals and families, men and women returning home after incarceration, and those recovering and healing from addiction. Our work touches the mind, body, heart – and ultimately the spirit – of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. To learn more about our work, visit  


The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $375 million in veteran causes and improved more than 50,000 veteran homes and facilities. The Foundation has pledged to invest half of a billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025 and $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople through the Path to Pro program.  

 To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation visit and follow us on Twitter @HomeDepotFound and on Facebook and Instagram @HomeDepotFoundation. 

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