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AUGUSTA WARRIOR PROJECT CONNECTS VETERAN WIDOW IN NEED WITH HOME DEPOT AFTER HOUSE BURNS DOWN

HOME DEPOT’S PROGRAM “TEAM DEPOT” HAS AGREED TO HELP MRS. ROBERTS WITH THE REPAIR OF HER HOME STARTING ON TUESDAY, MARCH 22ND

Augusta, GA – March 21, 2016 — The Augusta Warrior Project announced today the rebuilding home project of Mrs. Bettye Roberts, the surviving spouse of a deceased Korean War Era Veteran, will start on Tuesday, March 22nd with the help from Home Depot’s program “Team Depot.”  Home Depot has graciously donated gift cards to Mrs. Roberts for all the supplies needed to rebuild her home.  

Mrs. Roberts home was burned to the ground almost one year ago today and only a few days after her husband, Elliott Parker Jr., passed away. Unfortunately she didn’t have fire insurance but came to the Augusta Warrior Project seeking assistance with building supplies. Through AWP’s local connections, they were able to speak with Phillip Richard the store manager at the local Home Depot of Augusta to see if they could help. Mr. Richard was interested in helping so he requested an official letter from AWP he could submit to Home Depot corporate for the repairs. After receiving approval from Home Depot headquarters in February of 2016, the next step was getting all the materials ordered and delivered. Now starting on Tuesday, March 22nd, Home Depot and the Augusta Warrior Project will deliver all the necessary materials to help rebuild Mrs. Roberts home.

“We are so grateful Mrs. Roberts came to us during such a difficult time in her life and allowing us to help her find a solution with her home,” said Kim Elle, President/CEO of the Augusta Warrior Project. “We are also thankful to Home Depot for sharing our vision and helping a veteran widow in need.”

The Augusta Warrior Project is focused on providing community leadership by partnering with other Veteran’s Service Organizations and the local community to tie Veterans with access to services, benefits, and housing to help improve their lives. AWP seeks to serve all veterans from all eras whether wounded or not and currently serves 13 counties in the Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC areas.
For more information on the Augusta Warrior Project, please visit AugustaWarriorProject.org. If you are interested in interviewing Mrs. Roberts about this story, please contact Daniel at daniel@cmpr.net.

About Augusta Warrior Project:
Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) connects Warriors (veterans, service members, and military families) with resources that improve their lives. AWP serves all Warriors, of all eras, from all branches of service, wounded or not.  AWP’s service area covers 13 counties in the area surrounding Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC. AWP connects Warriors to resources, educates Warriors on what is available to them, advocates on the Warriors behalf, and collaborates with partnering agencies to ensure all needs are met. To learn more about AWP visit AugustaWarriorProject.org.

Media Contacts:
Daniel Almond
CMPR
daniel@cmpr.net
205-394-2575


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