The Nuts and Bolts: March 26, 2014

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The Home Depot Foundation Improves More Than 10,000 Units of Veterans' Housing

The Home Depot® Foundation announced an additional $3.9 million in grants to organizations across the country that address veterans' housing needs. The recent round of grants brings the Foundation's financial contributions to the issue to $65.7 million since launching its mission in the spring of 2011 of ensuring every veteran has a safe place to call home. To date, donations made by The Home Depot Foundation have impacted more than 10,200 units of veterans' housing.

In the most recent round of grants, The Home Depot Foundation is providing project funding that includes:

  • $1.7 million to nonprofits to repair or construct 323 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans, including 225 units that serve veterans with families.
  • $800,000 to nonprofits that will provide transitional housing to 131 homeless veterans.
  • $400,000 to a nonprofit organization that offers 58 women veterans and their families a permanent supportive housing solution.
  • $875,000 to provide critical home repairs and maintenance to 126 single-family homes owned by veterans and their families.

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Coflex Introduces All-in-One Sink Drain Kit, SnappyTrap™

Coflex, a leading manufacturer and pioneer of innovative plumbing products, announces the launch of its newest product, SnappyTrap™.

Designed for do-it-yourself homeowners, SnappyTrap is the only all-in-one solution for replacing the plumbing pipe and P-trap under a kitchen sink, requiring no tools or plumbing skills to install.

“Coflex has always been committed to staying ahead of the curve by designing progressive products that not only simplify the installation process, but represent the company’s core values of quality, durability and innovation,” said Coflex CEO Eduardo Coronado. “We are introducing the SnappyTrap in the U.S. to provide people with an easier plumbing option that saves space and time. Not everyone is skilled in plumbing, but this product can be used by anyone at any skill level.”

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Lowe's, Habitat for Humanity Help Build Homes in 10 Cities

Hundreds of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers teamed up with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates Friday to build homes in 10 cities across America and kick off “Hammers for Habitat,” a nationwide volunteer drive to mobilize 100,000 new volunteers to raise a hammer for Habitat this year.

From Seattle to Atlanta, volunteers framed homes in Lowe’s store parking lots and left several standing through the weekend to raise awareness of the need for volunteers to help Habitat reach its goal of serving one million people annually by 2018. In New York, volunteers from eight Lowe’s stores partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County to raise the walls of a new home in the middle of Times Square.

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TruGreen Kicks off Springtime in America With Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes

TruGreen is helping America say goodbye to winter and enjoy a brand new spring season outdoors with the launch of the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes.

“We listened when Americans shared that their lawns are the ideal setting for spending time with family and friends,” said TruGreen Chief Marketing Officer Kari Rajaniemi. “With the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes, we are giving homeowners a unique chance to transform their outdoor living rooms.”

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