Special Thank You from the Home Depot Foundation

Published: April 3, 2018

Good afternoon everyone!

We’re so grateful you could join us last week in Palm Springs for the extremely successful Building Materials event! Your event raised over $6.2 million because of dedicated supporters like you. We appreciate your commitment to take care of our veterans, communities impacted by natural disasters and addressing the growing social issue our country is facing with the gap of skilled trades workers.

Thank you for your hard work with Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition & OneOC. All three organizations are amazed at the impact we were able to make in just one day for veteran families. They are very grateful!


We wanted to share the videos from general session and our virtual reality experience that was delivered to your room. You can help us amplify the difference we’re making together by sharing these in your company and on social media.

Media Relations

Several local media outlets covered the projects resulting in 250,000 impressions. You can see some of the coverage below.

Desert Sun



Trades Training

We’re so thrilled to be able to share our new skilled trades training commitment! Your support of The Home Depot Foundation will directly impact the skilled workforce by training 20,000 people to be placed into the trades over the next decade! Filling these highly skilled jobs is essential to the future of America, and we’re excited that we can collectively be a part of a solution that will put tradespeople into the pipeline & serve our separating military & veteran community for years to come.

Thank you again for your continued support of our efforts. We look forward to seeing you again next year, if not sooner!

Best regards,

Shannon Gerber

Executive Director

The Home Depot Foundation