Heartland Independent Living Center Receives Grant From The Home Depot
Pictured: From left to right: Judy Miller- HILC Resource Development Coordinator, Kirk Ames-Wentzville, MO Home Depot Store Manager , Rob Eisenbath- Store Associate
OWENSVILLE, MO, July 5, 2012 – Through its Community Impact Grants Program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded a $5,000.00 gift card to Heartland Independent Living Center (HILC). The donation will be used to fund Ramp and Home Modification Programs.
“Heartland Independent Living Center Ramp and Home Modification programs make homes accessible so that persons with physical disabilities can continue to live in the dignity of their own home. This generous financial support from the Home Depot Foundation will have a very positive impact on our projects in Franklin, Gasconade and Maries counties,” according to Heartland Independent Living Center Executive Director, Pat Chambers.
The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grants Program supports the work that local nonprofit organizations, public schools and other community organizations are doing to improve the physical health of their neighborhoods.
“We are delighted to support local volunteer projects aimed at creating and maintaining stable and healthy communities,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation. “Heartland Independent Living Center deserves enormous credit for the work it is doing, and we are glad to be part of their efforts.”
About Heartland Independent Living Center
Heartland Independent Living Center is a non-profit, non-residential community based 50l(c)3 organization that serves Franklin, Gasconade and Maries counties. HILC serves people with disabilities through advocacy, independent living skills, information/referral, and peer support. Our services include: Consumer Directed Services, In-Home Care, Nursing Home Transition, Adaptive Equipment Program, Independent Living Skills Training, Ramp/Home Modification and adaptive telephones as well as adaptive internet software for people with disabilities. The Ramp and Home Modification Programs are just two of the many ways in which HILC is providing to individuals so they may live independently with security and dignity. Volunteers are recruited from area organizations to help with the construction of ramps or home modifications; such as widening doors, tub cuts or grab bar installations.
About The Home Depot Foundation
In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation committed $30 million over three years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $300 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.
Judy Miller, Resource Development/Outreach Coordinator
Heartland Independent Living Center
Catherine Woodling, Public Relations
The Home Depot
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