Home Depot Renovates Seattle's Veteran Shelter

Jun 3, 2019 | by Callie Hall

The Salvation Army and Home Depot teamed up to do more for homeless veterans in Seattle. Through a Team Depot District Project Grant, volunteers from Home Depot made significant improvements to The Salvation Army’s William Booth Center (WBC) in downtown Seattle.

This project focused on enhancing the living space of these individuals while they are working on getting their lives back together, as well as the common areas used by all our residents. With over 50 volunteers, 15 service hours, and $12,000 worth of donated materials, Home Depot was able to improve the lives of these veterans. These tireless volunteers engaged in painting, landscaping, replacing outdated fixtures, increasing usability of space, and other minor repairs which directly benefit our residents. 

The WBC is a Salvation Army-operated center that provides shelter and transitional housing for single male-identified adults experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to provide these individuals with a safe place to stay and the resources they need to get back on their feet and find employment and permanent housing. We provide 190 beds, and nearly 70% of the men that we serve are veterans. Nearly half of our rooms are reserved for these veterans. We also provide case workers, life skills, and work directly with the Veteran’s Administration to make sure the veteran’s living in our facility receive the care and resources they need to be successful.

And now, because of the Team Depot Project Grant, veterans' time at the WBC will be a little bit brighter.

Before and after shots of a remodeled veteran's room

 

To learn more about Home Depot's commitment to veterans, click here.


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