Today in Grand Prairie, TX, the humanitarian organization Operation Blessing hosted Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, at its Grand Prairie warehouse to build over 1,500 relief kits in preparation for future disasters around the country. Members of Team Depot packaged the kits, which include critical supplies such as N95 masks, paper towels, trash bags, gloves and additional cleaning supplies. The items were assembled into 5-gallon Home Depot buckets, shrink wrapped and put onto pallets. Operation Blessing will house the kits in its U.S. distribution centers to be used as part of future disaster response efforts.
This event was part of The Home Depot Foundation’s ongoing commitment to immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery in communities impacted by natural disasters. With the help of nonprofit partners like Operation Blessing, the Foundation and Team Depot pre-stock partner warehouses, such as this one, and Home Depot distribution centers with relief supplies for quick deployment in the immediate wake of a storm.
With headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA, Operation Blessing’s U.S. Disaster Relief team responds to major disasters throughout the United States each year. Specializing in mass volunteer management, OB works in conjunction with local authorities to help residents whose homes have been damaged, coordinating thousands of volunteers to remove debris and salvage personal belongings. In 2022, Operation Blessing utilized The Home Depot Foundation’s disaster relief kits for its Hurricane Ian response in Florida, flood relief in Kentucky and Virginia, and elsewhere. Most recently, these kits have been distributed to those impacted by the recent tornadoes in Mississippi and Arkansas.
Keep up the great work Home Depot