Skip to comments.Home Depot crew helps tidy school (We pick HD but here's a HD Crew with a sense of community)
Posted on 06/26/2005 11:15:57 AM PDT by SandRat
HUACHUCA CITY - Home Depot employees and other volunteers performed much-appreciated maintenance Saturday at Huachuca City School.
The early summer cleaning at the school was the Sierra Vista store's quarterly community project.
Parent Teacher Organization members, students and faculty also donated time on Saturday for the project.
Cindy Craven of the Home Depot personnel office said the Sierra Vista area was a part of the company's Tucson district, but a redistricting took place so the store is able to give back directly to this local area.
"Every quarter we get x-amount of monies to give back to the community," Craven said.
Applications for these work projects are selected in consideration of which will benefit the most people, she said.
Saturday's project's impact on so many students, parents, and teachers is a example of where the philanthropy is typically directed and why it was chosen, Craven said.
Toward the end of last year, the local franchise volunteers took care of the Forgach House.
"We put in a playground," Craven said. "They were playing in the mud."
The next project will probably take place in September, and applications outlining the reason for and cost of a project can be turned in at the local store, care of Craven.
There has been yet no decision regarding what institution will be the subject of their fall volunteer effort.
Project volunteer Dan Ricker, of the local Home Depot store, said the last effort was at the H.O.P.E. Center in Sierra Vista. Most of the work for that project was in something as simple as shelves and storage.
"A lot of organizational things, so they could get everything off the floor," Ricker said.
Saturday's services included replacing broken window-blind slats, and plumbing and electrical fixtures.
The store also donated about 20 gallons of paint, which is to be applied by PTO members, and a weed trimmer.
"They didn't have a Weed Wacker, believe it or not, in this place," Ricker said. "They were weeding by hand."
The store also donated several low-maintenance, low-water-use outdoor plants for the school yard.
The volunteers also installed a hand rail on the gym-stage stairs, Ricker said.
"I'm very pleased that they've taken the time and considered adopting our school," Principal Pat Crowell said. "What better way to give back."
Did you mean we "pick on HD"?
Home Depot helps the community. Some Good News on HD for a change.
I'm surprised that some stupid laws didn't get in the way. This is wonderful!!
Yep, just a little over illegals allowed to gather outside looking for day work.
I'm sure the taxpayers of Cochise County would like to know why it took Home Depot volunteers to step in and take care of the county's responsiblity.
Home Depot has a reputation of being an illegal alien sanctuary. And from what I have seen and read, they have earned it.
I've not experienced this with HD in Central Texas. (I'm a regular customer) Walmart is the local illegal alien sactuary here - but of course, I've not shopped at Wally World for 10 years now.
Things are a little bit different out here in the west. To a certain extent the Cowboy attitude of help your neighbor out are still strong. Though the politicians try they for the most part get slapped down over trying to stop stuff like this.
We had a Cub Scout Summer Day Camp this past Thursday through Sat and the city provided the dunk tank for dunk the leaders and sent out a pumper fire truck to fill it, the Border Patrol sent a patrolman out and did Kid Safe Finger Print Cards on all 112 youngster, the local stores either donated or deeply discounted the food, the local archery store and club sent an instructor out so the boy could do safe archery, the local NRA chapter sent 5 guys out to run the BB range to teach safe use and run the range, a local military unit provided 13, 5 gallon water jugs so that we had pelenty of water containers, a local Doctors office let one of it's LPN's - a mom of one of the youth - be there all three days as the on-site Nurse.
I'm not so surprised at the assistance given my others: I'm more surprised that the government--in its world of catch-22--allowed it. I would have thought that there would have been some prohibitive law, or another.
It's wonderful when it works! I admire your community!
Yeah its really great.. HD is in bed with La Raza I guess they're trying to BS their way to make people really think they care about this country.