• Home Depot, HABIJAX work to frame new homes

    By: Kristen Dressel

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    NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. - Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, The Home Depot and Volunteers of America worked hard Tuesday to frame eight new homes, with at least one going to a veteran in need.

    More than 200 volunteers from the Home Depot's IT departments and their vendor partners will join local store associates and HABIJAX at the Home Depot on SR-200 in Yulee to construct the walls of eight homes.

    The homes will go to local people in need, with one already devoted to a veteran. 

    "Anyone of us can be one bad decision away from the position that they themselves in," said Robert Irvin, U.S. Army veteran and project manager for Volunteers of America.

    The volunteers, alongside formerly homeless veterans who have been helped by the Volunteers of America, will pack about 7,000 welcome home kits, which include basic hygiene items. The kits will be given to veterans across Florida who receive VOA services.

    A representative with Home Depot said the company is devoted to doing what they can for veterans as more than 35,000 employees have served in the military.

    The homes were built in four hours, and will be moved and completed in the summer. 


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