The Home Depot Foundation has selected HVAF of Indiana, Inc. as one of only four nationwide nonprofits to compete in the September 2011 “Aprons in Action” competition, a unique Facebook program that will earn the winning nonprofit a $25,000 gift card to their local Home Depot store.
HVAF of Indiana, Inc. serves more than 200 homeless military veterans each day and an addition 150 homeless individuals each week. Services include housing, meals and other basic needs as well as personal and professional development training and intensive treatment programs for substance addiction.
“Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, and to be recognized as a nonprofit making a valuable impact on its community by a company that is household name means a lot in terms of building awareness,” says Charles Haenlein, President & CEO of HVAF of Indiana, Inc.
The Home Depot Foundation “Aprons in Action” competition featuring HVAF of Indiana, Inc. begins at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday, Sept. 1, and ends at 12 p.m. EST on Friday, Sept. 30.
The competition runs through the Home Depot Facebook page. HVAF of Indiana, Inc. supporters simply need to log on to their Facebook page, “Like” the page, and then place their vote for HVAF in provided contest space.
“Winning a $25,000 gift card from Home Depot would be enough renovate an entire HVAF property that serves as many as 40 homeless veterans,” says Ron Shelley, Chief Operating Officer of HVAF. “That’s 40 people who bravely served our country who would have a new and up-to-date place to call home because our supporters went on to Facebook to vote for HVAF.”
HVAF supporters are allowed one vote per person per 24 hour period, and a complete listing of the contest rules are available at the Home Depot Facebook page.
“HVAF has been very lucky in recent years to receive support from Indianapolis-area Home Depot stores, including volunteer days when members of Team Depot helped with renovation and construction work at our properties (see story on page two of the HVAF June, 2011, newsletter),” Haenlein says. “The opportunity to compete in the national “Aprons in Action” was born out of that local partnership, and we couldn’t be more excited.”