On Nov. 3, Home Depot in Redmond hosted a hands-on Veterans Day focused workshop to celebrate and honor veterans. Families built custom model military helicopters and every child received a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin. Home Depot employee, Tom Sams said there were around 400-500 kids building custom helicopters.
Home Depot has a history of working with veterans. Through Team Depot, volunteers devote thousands of hours each year to build and repair homes for those who have served. Through The Home Depot Foundation, they grant millions of dollars annually to nonprofit partners across the country. A lot of these partners have programs that focus on ending veteran homelessness, creating housing for the most critically wounded veterans and ensuring that aging veterans have a safe place to call home.
Home Depot hosts workshops every first Saturday of the month. The Palaniappan family attends the workshops every month. Arul Palaniappan said this is something they regularly do but this month they have a reason to build.