TULALIP – A U.S. Army veteran and retired first responder will have a new home thanks to the handiwork of volunteers from a Marysville-Tulalip business.
Over 60 members of Team Depot, Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, took the day off Tuesday to start building a tiny home out of a double unit shipping container.
Sgt. Rick Sierra of Marysville, a disabled veteran and father of special needs children, was selected to be given the ADA-accessible home.
“We are providing Sergeant Sierra and his family with a secure, comfortable and fully constructed tiny home by Christmas 2019,” said Jeremy Davidson with The Home Depot.
The home will include a ramp, painting inside and out, flooring, cabinets, siding and new appliances all supplied by the home improvement giant.
The project is part of the Impossible Roads Foundation’s ninth annual Celebration of Service to improve the lives of U.S. veterans and aid communities affected by natural disasters.
From Sept. 19 to Veterans Day, members of Team Depot are pledging 100,000 hours of service and planning to activate more than 600 volunteer projects nationwide.
This year, the foundation’s theme – Operation Surprise – celebrates the selfless spirit of veterans by surprising them with life-changing moments.
The community is invited to visit HomeDepotFoundation.org to nominate a veteran to receive a home repair grant for up to $25,000. The winner will be announced on Veterans Day.
Since 2011, the foundation has transformed more than 45,000 homes and facilities for veterans. More than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military.
The Impossible Roads Foundation is an emergency relief organization that defines “emergency” past the familiar disasters of earthquake, fire, and hurricane into the more personal understandings of homelessness, displacement and general crisis.