Meet the Dow’s, Gina and Phil, our selection for the Home Depot’s Foundation GiveGood Campaign.
It was so hard to pick just one family in need. Our wounded warriors and disabled veterans are quiet about their experiences and what they have seen. Although the Dow’s submission and story was short, we felt a strong connection to their story.
Part of their story:
Phil Dow is a disabled veteran who served two tours in Iraq with the US Army. During his combat service Phil, an Army tanker, earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal and other awards. Phil was injured from a vehicle bomb in Iraq and had multiple surgeries and recovered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Despite all that he has been through he considers it a great honor to serve our country.
Phil has since been discharged from active duty, but continues his commitment to our military by serving in the Massachusetts National Guard.
The Dow’s now have three small children and could use some help converting their expensive oil heating system to gas, or replacing old, drafty windows or vinyl siding that is in disrepair.
Our selected military family will now be entered for a chance 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 Nov. 29-Dec. 9 and announced on Dec. 14.“
From the Home Depot Foundation, “We hope that with everyone who votes for a family, reads a blog post, sees a tweet or even just hears about the program is inspired to Give the Gift of Good in their local communities and keep the chain going.”
We delivered $250 of Home Depot holiday decorations and a leaf blower last Saturday. We are in New England home to one of the most beautiful places for fall foliage. That is also code for A LOT of leaves fall here.
We then presented them with a $250 gift card to towards a snow thrower or other needed item(s).
From the Home Depot page:
“VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FAMILY AND HELP THEM WIN $20,000 WORTH OF HOME DEPOT HOME SERVICES! ONE VOTE PER PERSON PER 24 HOUR PERIOD; VOTING CONCLUDES DEC. 9 AT 11:59 PM EST.”
The Home Depot store in our neighborhood where we shopped for the Dow family.
Thank you Home Depot Foundation for all you do to support military families!
Another thank you to MilitaryAvenue.com our partner in finding a military family in the New England area.