While at dinner on Thursday night we got the news that were were going to be able to give good to a military family in our community by receiving a $500 Home Depot gift card to purchase holiday decorations for a local military family in need.
These families will also be entered into a contest to have Home Depot fulfill their “Wish List” of home improvements up to a retail value of $20,000. Items on the “wish list” are things that will make a real difference in the long term efficiency and comfort of the family’s home, including things like a new HVAC system, new carpet, a new roof and new windows. The winning family will be determined by votes on a Facebook application on The Home Depot page November 29th -December 9th and announced on December 14th. They have a one in eight chance of winning the large makeover.
If you know of a military family, veteran or wounded warrior that lives in Knoxville, TN and are in need, please have them email me at GiveGoodKnoxville@yahoo.com no later than November 19th.
To enter you must:
You must have proof of serving in the military.
You must prove that you are in need of this service. I will determine this on a case-by-case basis.
You must live in Knoxville, TN.
You must own your home.
In your email please include:
Branch of Service
Here are some pictures from our service project.
The bench that Karie and I helped build
The blogger team
The almost completed veteran's homes
Check out the other bloggers that get to give the gift of good:
Northeast Connecticut area http://mymilitarylife.com/2011/11/14/giving-good-and-20000-to-help-a-military-family/
Northern California http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2011/11/building-benches-the-gift-of-good/
Nation wide http://militaryblog.militaryavenue.com/2011/11/home-depots-give-gift-of-good-contest.html