Active Heroes Competing for $250,000 Grand Prize in The Home Depot Foundation Contest Finale
Second Place Winner to Receive $150,000 and Third Place Winner to Receive $100,000; Active Heroes One of 10 Aprons in Action Finalists Competing this Month.
(Louisville, Ky.) May 1, 2013 – Active Heroes, the March winner of The Home Depot Foundation’s year-long Facebook voting program called Aprons in Action, is competing this month against nine other finalists for the $250,000 grand prize. Voting begins May 1 and runs through May 31 at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation. The organization with the most votes at the end of the month will win the top prize of $250,000. Organizations with the second and third most votes will receive $150,000 and $100,000 from The Home Depot Foundation, respectively.
Each month since the Aprons in Action contest began in June 2012, The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook fans helped one of the 11 finalists win $25,000 to better the communities they serve.
“This is the largest contest Active Heroes has been a part of to date. Winning the grand prize would enable us to build a retreat for veterans to receive physical and mental therapy. It’s been a dream of ours to build this facility for years and now we have a chance to make that dream a reality,” said Troy Yocum, president of Active Heroes. “So we encourage everyone to go on Facebook and vote for us!”
How To Vote
Voting runs from May 1 at 9 a.m. ET through May 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Find Aprons in Action on The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation. Voting is available on computers and mobile device web browsers.
The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook pages on June 1 at 9 a.m. ET.
For more information and to view the program rules, visit The Home Depot on Facebook or go to www.homedepotfoundation.org.
Across the country, The Home Depot Associates give back to their communities by volunteering their time and talents with local nonprofit organizations that support our nation’s veterans, like Active Heroes. Volunteers from Team Depot offer additional hours and supplies to each of the featured nonprofits for extra work in their communities through the Aprons in Action Program.
“During Aprons in Action, we have the privilege of working with veterans organizations to elevate awareness of the work they do and award them with funds to continue their efforts,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “When the May contest finale concludes, The Home Depot Foundation will complete its goal of donating $1 million to 44 deserving nonprofits to help them continue their service to support our country’s veterans.”
About Active Heroes:
The mission of Active Heroes is to strengthen military families, serve veterans and benefit active duty military by providing financial support and community reintegration. Active Heroes is dedicated to connecting and helping America’s military families through financial assistance, active challenges, leadership training and community outreach to halt the triggering point and stress associated with hard times. Learn more at www.activeheroes.org.
About The Home Depot Foundation:
The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes of U.S. military veterans through financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has committed $80 million to these efforts over five years.
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 facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $340 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.