01 May The Home Depot Foundation Partners with Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless for Tiny House Project Improvements
SAVANNAH, GA (May 1, 2023) — Last week, The Home Depot Foundation teamed up with Operation Patriot FOB (Forward Operation Base), Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity, LowCountry Habitat for Humanity and Savannah-Chatham Authority for the Homeless to serve local veterans and their families through a large community service day at the Coastal Discovery Museum.
Partnering with the local non-profits, more than 300 volunteers led by Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, worked on projects aimed at improving the lives of area veterans. In partnership with Savannah Chatham Authority for the Homeless, volunteers created a nurturing sense of community at the Tiny House Project by building more than 70 custom benches, chairs, raised bed planters, and community space items for the resident’s common garden area. For the veterans living in this community these new enhancements will provide an oasis to peacefully sit amongst the garden while building connections with fellow veterans.
Jennifer Dulong Executive Director, Savannah Chatham Authority for the Homeless spoke at the event and noted ”Our Veteran’s Tiny House Project was the first of its kind in the state of Georgia and has now become the model and impetus of numerous tiny house villages supporting the needs of veterans experiencing homelessness. Over the last four years, our veteran community has provided homes for 51 previously homeless veterans. To date, our community has 36 tiny homes and the final 12 are under construction. We are incredibly grateful to The Home Depot Foundation for not only recognizing our work but helping build a better future for our Tiny Home residents with projects like these.”
About Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless
The Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) collaborates with nonprofit, business, and government partners to improve the lives of the often-forgotten individuals experiencing homelessness in Savannah and surrounding counties. CSAH is the lead agency working to end homelessness through direct street outreach, permanent supportive housing (PSH) with unified case management, and service coordination with the Interagency Council on Homelessness (formerly known as the Chatham Savannah Continuum of Care-IHC/CoC). The development of housing for people experiencing homelessness is critical to the mission of CSAH. CSAH fully operates and provides case management for City 54 Permanent Supportive Housing assisting 139 previously homeless families and individuals, as well as owning and operating the Cove at Dundee Tiny House Project for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness. Our next project, the “Cottages at Dundee”, adjacent to the Veteran’s Cove at Dundee, is currently under development and will be home to 39 families and children experiencing homelessness or approximately 120 people. To learn more, visit HomelessAuthority.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @CSHomelessAuthority
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation, the nonprofit arm of The Home Depot, works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, support communities impacted by natural disasters and train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $475 million in veteran causes and improved more than 55,000 veteran homes and facilities. The Foundation has pledged to invest half of a billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025 and $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople through the Path to Pro program. To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation
visit HomeDepotFoundation.org and follow us on Twitter @HomeDepotFound and on Facebook and Instagram @HomeDepotFoundation.