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Adjutant's Notes for January 9, 2015

Improvement projects at American Legion posts and necessary home repairs for veterans in need are eligible to receive grants from The Home Depot Foundation, a longtime supporter of The American Legion. The Home Depot Foundation announced at National Convention last summer that it is dedicating no less than $1 million for American Legion projects throughout the country.

The Home Depot Foundation grants provide American Legion posts with funds and volunteer help to fix the little things that make huge differences: weatherizing windows, insulating attics, interior and exterior painting, installing new ceiling tiles, replacing fans and replacing flooring. Additi onally, these grants provide an opportunity for Legion posts to aid veterans in need of home repairs. For one example, on Veterans Day, The Home Depot volunteers made repairs to the St. Louis home of a Vietnam War veteran. A similar effort made a life-changing difference for a veteran couple in Idaho . The Home Depot Foundation and The American Legion have teamed up hundreds of other projects in communities everywhere.

There are two options for applying for the funds:

·      Community Impact Grants provide up to $5,000 in The Home Depot gift cards for any project to be completed by The American Legion and/or community volunteers. Team Depot volunteers are not involved in these projects, but these grants are a great option for engaging your Legionnaires and community.

·      Team Depot Grants fund volunteer projects that utilize Team Depot, The Home Depot’s
associate-led volunteer force, along with volunteers from your American Legion post.
Legionnaires are encouraged to apply for both grants offered by The Home Depot Foundati on, but only one at a time. To review guidelines for eligible improvement projects and both application processes, go here. Legionnaires are encouraged to contact their local The Home Depot stores and ask for the Team

Depot captains who can assist with grant applications. It is important to note that applying for a grant does not guarantee approval.

To see if your improvement project qualifies, and to apply for a grant, follow the simple instructions found here.

Questions should be directed to Scott Miller, Deputy Director, Strategic Alliances at smiller@legion.org or 317-630-1220.


VALENTINE'S DAY FUNDRAISER FOR
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February 14, 2015
Dinner 4:00 - 7:00 Dance to follow
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