The Home Depot Foundation Announces Release of 2009 Annual Report

Atlanta, GA (April 15, 2010)- Today, The Home Depot(r) Foundation announced the release of its 2009 annual report. Because of its commitment to building sustainable homes and communities and preserving resources, the Foundation has issued its report in an online version only, saving 200 trees, 44,640 gallons of water, 100 million BTUs of energy, 9,760 pounds of solid waste and more than 16,000 pounds of greenhouse gases.*


The annual report contains an update on The Home Depot Foundation’s 10-year pledge to provide $400 million in grants to build or refurbish 100,000 affordable, healthy homes and plant or restore 3 million community trees. The report contains interactive features, including videos and the ability to share information by email or social media outlets, as well as a downloadable PDF version.
View the report at www.homedepotfoundation.org/annualreport09/annual_report.html to learn more about The Home Depot Foundation’s efforts across the country at the home, community, and city level and see the people whose lives have been changed.
* Calculations based on research by Environmental Defense Fund and other members of the Paper Task Force.
About The Home Depot Foundation:
Created in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating and preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities. The Foundation’s goal is for all families to have the opportunity to live in healthy, efficient homes they can afford over the long-term; to have access to safe, vibrant parks and greenspaces; and to receive the economic, social and environmental benefits of living in a sustainable community. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees, and built or refurbished more than 1875 playgrounds, parks and greenspaces. For more information, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org and follow us on Twitter homedepotfdn.
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For more information, please contact:
Paula Drake
The Home Depot
(770) 384-3439
paula_drake@homedepot.com
Catherine H. Woodling
The Home Depot Foundation
(770) 384-2304
catherine_woodling@homedepot.com