My name is Teri Ely, the Executive Director of Veterans’ Outreach. I have been blessed with being a small part of a really great experience. An older veteran I know that is in poor health was unable to use his tub for months due to a leaking problem. I was in contact with Home Depot’s Team Depot regarding a veteran they were helping with a kitchen remodel. I told my contact about this veteran that badly needed help with his bathroom remodel.
Team Depot went to see the bathroom and immediately agreed to put him on the list. A couple of weeks ago, volunteers arrived on Tuesday, by Friday they were done. They redid the walls, ceiling, and floor. They installed a new commode, shower base and walls, sink and vanity. They painted the walls and even provided a beautiful shower curtain to pull it all together. A completely new bathroom installed for FREE!
I asked the veteran how he liked it, he smiled one of those deep, sighing smiles and with tears in his eyes said “It’s really nice to be able to get a shower again.” This is an example of the power of networking with people to reach a common goal.