Volunteers fix up Detroit center for female veterans

The Detroit News

Volunteers from Home Depot spent Thursday cleaning, painting and making other upgrades to a Detroit center that provides housing and other services to female military veterans.

The workers installed flooring and light fixtures, hung blinds and built and installed shelving at the Epiphany Veterans Life Center on Ohio Street.

The center’s services include meals, transportation, medical care, counseling, career training, job placement and transitional and permanent housing.

Besides Thursday’s project, Team Depot volunteers will complete projects for veterans nationwide between now and Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

The Home Depot Foundation also will donate up to $1 million to veterans causes when customers of the home improvement chain support veterans and volunteer efforts on social media platforms.

On Twitter and Instagram, users can share a #ServiceSelfie — photos of themselves doing community service or honoring a service member; the foundation will donate $1 to veterans causes for each hashtagged photo. On Facebook, likes, comments and shares on Team Depot’s nonprofit spotlight posts each Monday will count toward the fundraising goal.