Local Dignitaries to Attend Home Depot Foundation Volunteer Day at Local Rescue Mission
Orlando, FL – Tomorrow, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission (OURM) will be flooded with a sea of orange as The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) has chosen the local charity to host its volunteer day. 615 volunteers from Home Depot, along with 70 community team leaders will attend the event that was initially scheduled last September, but was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. City of Orlando Commissioner, Regina Hill, will open the event with a welcome at OURM’s new Men’s Home location. The event is in collaboration with Central Florida’s Rebuilding Together.
THDF is providing and installing 2500 plants, 88 pallets of sod, a new irrigation system, a Veteran’s memorial garden, a raised bed vegetable garden and a basketball court. OURM President/CEO, Freddy Clayton made the following statement:
“The Mission is grateful beyond description for Home Depot’s spectacular generosity. Home Depot is helping transform the lives of hundreds of homeless men for the next fifty years. The benefits in changed lives and restored dignity are incalculable, and Home Depot’s generous efforts will enable countless men to escape homelessness and become independent permanently. The Mission and our guests thank Home Depot more profoundly than we can say.”
When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Notes: Interview opportunities available with Orlando Union Rescue Mission President/CEO, Commissioner Hill, Home Depot Foundation Executive Director, volunteer guests, and event attendees.
Where: OURM new men’s home- 3300 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808 (parking on street directly in front of Men’s Division will be reserved for media and marked with cones)
Founded in 1948, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3), faith-based organization offering food, shelter, clothing, and rehabilitative programs to destitute and
homeless men, women, and children. www.ourm.org
For more information pertaining to this release, please contact Tanneka Guice at (407) 422-4855 ext. 1119; -Cell #- (407) 690-2524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.