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  • August 13, 2020

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  • May 8, 2020

    Collection Drive for South OKC Seniors

    During shelter in place orders for seniors, the elderly and those vulnerable are having difficulty meeting basic needs of food and hygiene items.

  • July 31, 2018

    More Americans Are Living in Their Cars Due to High Housing Costs

    As CBS News reports, the number of people who live in their cars because they can't find affordable housing is on the rise with the problem increasing in cities with expensive housing markets, including Los Angeles, Portland and San Francisco. This problem is one Volunteers of America Illinois and Volunteers of America, Dakotas are all too familiar with.

  • May 15, 2018

    Volunteers of America Publishes Book of Personal Stories on Moral Injury

    More than 100 leaders from the human services, veterans, caregiving, faith and corporate communities came together May 15 to celebrate the launch of Volunteers of America’s new book: “The Momentum of Hope: Personal Stories of Moral Injury.” The book is part of our moral injury initiative through which we will explore the effects of moral injury and ways we can reach those affected.

  • December 13, 2017

    Volunteers of America Breaks Ground on Park in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

    On December 13, 2017, Volunteers of America broke ground on Parque para la Tercera Edad (Park for the Third Age) situated in the city center of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Volunteers of America has had a presence in Puerto Rico since 2007 with community corrections and housing programs and is excited to be partnering on this new park.

  • November 4, 2017

    Home Depot Spruces Up Local Baton Rouge Affordable Housing Apartments

    Local Baton Rouge area Home Depot volunteers helped spruce up Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge’s affordable housing apartments by putting up a new privacy fence, installing a decorative railing, adding raised garden beds and re-landscaping the flower beds.

  • October 5, 2017

    Home Depot Volunteers Improve Senior Housing Community in Loudon, NH

    Home Depot employees recently volunteered their time building a gazebo for the senior residents of Volunteers of America Northern New England’s Richard Brown House, an affordable housing community for low-income seniors.

  • September 22, 2017

    Home Depot Volunteers Improve Veterans Transitional Home in Billings, MT

    Home Depot volunteers painted, built closets and provided new stoves to Independence Hall, a 20-bed men's transitional housing facility located in Billings, MT for honorably discharged veterans. The facility operates 24 hours a day and includes a full kitchen, a laundry room, dining and living space which includes a TV area, computer & resource room, a conference room and an outside area.

  • September 18, 2017

    Volunteers of America Opposes the Graham/Cassidy Bill

    Sixteen patient and provider groups oppose the proposal put forward by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) that will negatively impact patients’ access to adequate and affordable health coverage and care.

  • May 6, 2016

    Supportive Housing Program for Veterans Wins Vanguard Award

    Blue Butterfly Village, our permanent supportive housing for previously homeless veterans, has won the prestigious Vanguard Award. Blue Butterfly Village is on the site of a former naval base and the project was developed with 9% LIHTCs and many other sources, including HUD VASH. Numerous female veterans and their families have had their lives changed by this project.

  • April 23, 2016

    Home Depot Helps With Veterans' Honor Garden

    Home Depot volunteers lent their gardening expertise to Volunteers of America Northern Rockies by helping out in their Veterans Honor Garden. There were over 30 volunteers at times throughout the day from both Home Depot and Volunteers of America that took part in the project.

  • April 13, 2016

    Home Depot Makes 7,000 Hygiene Kits for Veterans in One Day!

    Earlier this week, more than 250 Home Depot volunteers and staff helped Volunteers of America Florida create 7,000 hygiene kits for homeless veterans throughout the state of Florida.

  • November 11, 2015

    Team Depot Make Significant Improvements to Veterans' Home

    Orange shirts took over the Veterans Transitional Living Facility Nov. 10, as more than 100 Team Depot volunteers participated in Veterans Day projects, including landscaping, painting and building renovations.

  • November 2, 2015

    Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” to Air on CNN on Nov. 7

    “I’ll Be Me,” the documentary chronicling Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, will be shown again on CNN on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. ET. Volunteers of America is a proud sponsor of the film. Be sure to tune in for a 60-second Volunteers of America video that will be shown during the movie.

  • October 28, 2015

    Improving Transitional Housing for Veterans

    Over a dozen volunteers from the Tallahassee, Home Depot store recently banded together, as part of TEAM DEPOT to beautify Tallahassee Veteran’s Village, a Volunteers of America of Florida transitional housing development.

  • October 22, 2015

    Home Depot Transforms Tampa, FL Home for Korean War Veteran

    On Thursday, October 22 more than 20 area Home Depot associates partnered with Volunteers of America of Florida to transform the home of Army veteran Jerry Garcia. This local volunteer project is part of the Home Depot’s fifth annual Celebration of Service campaign, a nationwide effort led by Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, to help give back to veterans in need.

  • October 16, 2015

    The Home Depot Transforms Commonwealth Veterans Residence for Bronx Veterans

    On Friday, Oct. 16, more than 25 area Home Depot associates transformed the Commonwealth Veterans Residence, which provides safe, supportive housing to local veterans. This local volunteer project was part of the company’s fifth annual Celebration of Service campaign, a nationwide effort led by Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, to help give back to veterans in need.

  • October 1, 2015

    Richard Simmons Halloween Costumes Raise $50k for Charity

    The “Rock Your Richard” Charity Campaign is a friendly two-week costume challenge where fans will submit pictures of themselves dressed up in their best Richard costume. For each picture submitted, you can choose to have a donation made to Volunteers of America.

  • April 22, 2015

    Home Depot Helps Improve Housing for Homeless Female Veterans

    Last week, over 300 Home Depot employees helped put the finishing touches on Blue Butterfly Village, a community for homeless female veterans in Los Angeles.