27 Jul MOWA & Home Depot Foundation Partner to Repair Home of Senior Veteran
The Home Depot Foundation and Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) recently commemorated their partnership in completing a special home renovation project for a senior military veteran in Atlanta.
The idea for the project emerged when The Home Depot’s CEO, Craig Menear, delivered meals to a MOWA client in 2017 as part of Meal on Wheels America’s national volunteer recruitment campaign, “America, Let’s Do Lunch™”. The client, Mr. John Wright, Jr., is a Marine Corps veteran and had previously received home repair services from MOWA under a grant from The Home Depot Foundation for veteran seniors. An Atlanta native, Mr. Wright served in the Marine Corps for three years and fought in Vietnam in 1968-69.
During his visit to deliver Mr. Wright’s meals, Mr. Menear offered to provide him with upgraded appliances and additional home maintenance work. The Home Depot Foundation partnered with MOWA to deliver on this promise by installing new appliances, painting the exterior of his home, and cleaning and landscaping the yard.
With the renovations now complete, MOWA held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Mr. Wright’s home and presented him with a home-maintenance kit purchased from The Home Depot. Mr. Wright was joined for the occasion by MOWA CEO, Charlene Crusoe-Ingram, and other staff, and by Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At-Large member of the Atlanta City Council and a member of MOWA’s Young Professional Board.