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VOA Awarded $60k From Home Depot Foundation

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The Home Depot Foundation has awarded a grant to improve a local organization celebrating 122 years of helping those in need.

The Johnson City Home Depot handed over a $60,000 check to the Volunteers of America Wednesday morning to commemorate the organization’s founding.

The money will be used to renovate supportive housing apartments in Binghamton that serve homeless families, including homeless veterans.

The VOA says the 6-unit building is in need of revamping and has been in use for over 25 years.

Interior stairways will be replaced, a handicapped accessibility ramp will be installed, windows and doors will be replaced, and new furnaces will be purchased.

This is the third time the Home Depot has given back to the organization that gives so much.

“It’s improving the community as a whole, but veterans specifically. They’ve given so much to us, and that’s one of our core values is giving back. It’s a huge compliment to work for a company that does so much to give back to communities and veterans specifically.” - Clinton Stratton, Store Manager of JC Home Depot

During the event, County Executive Jason Garnar proclaimed the week of March 4 - March 10 “Volunteers of America Month” in Broome County.

The VOA helps over 6,000 people across Upstate New York each year.