Support Local Veterans by Voting for Sons of the American Legion in The Home Depot Foundation Facebook Contest
Sons of the American Legion in East Point, Ga. is enlisting area residents to help the organization win a $25,000 The Home Depot gift card by voting daily in January in The Home Depot Foundation’s second annual Aprons in Action Facebook contest. Voting begins January 1 and runs through January 31, 2013 www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation. The organization that receives the most votes during the month will win the $25,000 prize to help fund an organizational or community improvement project, and will have the opportunity to compete for the grand prize of $250,000 at the end of the year-long program.
In the January round of the competition, Sons of the American Legion is competing against three other veterans-focused organizations across the country including Another Chance Outreach Center in Gary, Ind., The 313 Project in Detroit and Vetshouse Inc. in Virginia Beach, Va. The runner-up organizations will receive $5,000 in The Home Depot gift cards.
"If we win the $25,000 from The Home Depot we would be able to work with the Decatur Veteran Hospital to upgrade the game room for their residents and help renovate the Tri City Clothing Bank. So help us make a difference by voting everyday on Facebook, and tell everyone you know to do the same!" said Tom Chebro, squadron 51 senior vice commander of Sons of the American Legion.
Aprons in Action Unites Communities to Support Veterans
Each month during the year-long Aprons in Action competition, The Home Depot Foundation will select four organizations that support U.S. veterans to compete for the monthly prize. In May 2013, Facebook fans will be recruited by all 11 monthly winners to vote in the contest’s final round. The organization that receives the most votes will win the $250,000 grand prize from The Home Depot Foundation, and the organizations that earn the second and third most votes will win $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.
How To Vote
Voting runs from January 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET through January 31, 2013 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 devices.
The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook pages on February 1, 2013 at 9:00 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 Sons of the American Legion. Volunteers from Team Depot will offer additional hours and supplies to each of the featured nonprofits for extra work in their communities through the Aprons in Action Program.
"The Aprons in Action program is a fun way for us to support the organizations that help our nation’s heroes," said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. "Throughout the competition, we will provide $1 million to 44 deserving organizations to help them continue their service and generate awareness of their community efforts."
About Sons of the American Legion:
Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion (SAL) exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion,
American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million. Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, SAL is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in SAL.
Since 1988, SAL has raised more than $5 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. SAL members have volunteered over 250,000 hours at veterans hospitals and raised over $915,688 for VA hospitals and VA homes. The Sons also support the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.
About The Home Depot Foundation:
In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation focused its financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. To date, the Foundation has committed $80 million to these efforts. 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 to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.
Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $300 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.