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Home Depot volunteers 'spring' into service to plant a garden for vets

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Several volunteers with the Home Depot Foundation will 'Spring into Service' on Friday morning, to help some local veterans. 

The Home Depot Foundation working in partnership with the Amity Foundation, will plant a fruit and vegetable garden for the more than 90 residents at the facility, six of the residents are homeless veterans. This effort is part of the Foundation's second annual Spring into Service campaign.

This program from the Home Depot Foundation, is a nationwide, season-long initiative, with the goal to plant gardens for 1,000 homeless veterans across the U.S. 

Volunteers from Team Depot will be planting an edible garden at the Amity Foundation on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  They will install an irrigation system, till the soil and install a fence; in addition they will plant a wall of tomatoes and build three pergolas. 

The Home Depot Foundation has committed to a five-year, $80 million plan to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home.  Since its launch in 2011, volunteers with the program have contributed to the repair of more than 10,000 units of veterans' housing across the U.S.

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