The Home Depot Employees to Paint Volunteers of America’s Veteran Housing Facility in Binghamton
NY—The Volunteers of America veteran’s housing facility on Chenango Street is getting a fresh coat of paint and some finishing touches thanks to employees from The Home Depot who are volunteering their time. Team Depot volunteers from The Home Depot in Johnson City will spend their morning on Thursday, January 22 at the VOA facility to help complete renovations, which are being made thanks to a $60,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to Volunteers of America Upstate New York. The project involves renovating four bedrooms, improving the handicap accessibility of the bathrooms and installing automatic doors to enter the building. Team Depot volunteers will sand walls, paint rooms and grout bathroom tile.
“The Home Depot has been so generous with the financial support of our veteran housing renovations, and to have the Team Depot volunteers onsite today to provide volunteer time makes it even more meaningful,” said Lisa Whitney, vice president of supportive housing and clinical services for Volunteers of America Upstate New York.
Volunteers of America Upstate New York has been serving the Binghamton area since 1896 and works to provide long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness, addiction, incarceration and poverty. The organization has provided emergency shelter for homeless men for more than three decades in Binghamton, and in 2008 through a partnership with the U.S. Veterans Administration, expanded to offer long-term supportive housing services. Annually, Volunteers of America Upstate New York serves more than 6,000 people a year by providing emergency shelter for homeless families and individuals, supportive housing for homeless veterans, and permanent, affordable housing for low-income and formerly homeless families and individuals.