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The Home Depot Foundation Prepares 7,000 Disaster Relief Kits Ahead of 2022 Hurricane Season
June 1 officially marks the start of hurricane season in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting above-average hurricane activity. To get ready for the upcoming season, NOAA suggests early preparation and understanding your risk.
Team Depot recently built 7,000 disaster relief kits to be stored in Home Depot distribution centers for strategic delivery when disaster strikes. Dozens of volunteers assembled the kits, which contain items like garbage bags, paper towels, cleaners, sponges, gloves and N95 masks in 5-gallon buckets.
The kits were shrink-wrapped, arranged on pallets and shipped to distribution centers in McDonough, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; and Baytown, Texas, where they will be used for disaster recovery and response efforts throughout the rest of the year. From those distribution centers, the kits can be quickly deployed to hundreds of stores across 17 states in the immediate wake of a natural disaster.
The Home Depot Foundation is committed to short-term response and long-term recovery in communities impacted by natural disasters. With the help of several nonprofit partners, The Foundation can provide immediate support, resources and relief supplies to communities in need. So far in 2022, The Home Depot Foundation has invested $4.2 million with seven national nonprofit partners to support disaster response efforts.
To learn more about how The Home Depot Foundation supports communities impacted by natural disasters with short-term relief and long-term rebuilding, click here.