16 October 2018

Team Depot Concludes Week-long Projects for LA Veterans

Volunteers from Team Depot Finalized Work at Two The Salvation Army Facilities in L.A.

Los Angeles, CA. October 12, 2018 — The Home Depot Foundation, a close partner and supporter of The Salvation Army’s veterans programs, finalized construction and refurbishment projects at two Salvation Army facilities in the Los Angeles area: Bell Shelter in Bell, CA and Hope Harbor in South Los Angeles. Both facilities serve the Los Angeles homeless population, including many military veterans. These Team Depot projects began with preliminary work on Monday, October 8, with the final push taking place on Friday, October 12.

Bell Shelter is one of the largest homeless shelters in the western United States and hosts hundreds of clients, many of whom are veterans. The Home Depot Foundation began their work on Monday repainting the exterior of housing units, installing new lighting, refurbishing the flag pole and constructing privacy annexes in the intake section. The new construction will allow for a higher quality of life for residents, while also giving new clients more private spaces to better communicate their situation.

Hope Harbor is a licensed substance abuse treatment shelter for homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area. With 56 beds, it is a vital part of our veteran services in the area. Hope Harbor also provides mental health services, job training and assistance getting placed in permanent housing. On Friday morning, Team Depot completed a revamping of the shelter’s outdoor area by laying down a deck, installing astroturf, building benches, assembling new grills, and beautifying the spaces overall.

Both of these projects are part of The Home Depot’s eighth annual Celebration of Service campaign to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans and their families. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has transformed more than 40,000 homes and facilities for veterans across the country.

View Photos from Bell Shelter 
View Photos from Hope Harbor (Phase 1, Phase 2)