Beginning on Friday, Oct. 26, The Home Depot Foundation will partner with Impossible Roads Foundation to construct a tiny home from a 40ft high-cube shipping container for a retired Iraq War Army Veteran who requires a more accessible residence better equipped to further his medical treatments and be closer to family and caregivers. This home and all subsequent homes built with shipping containers for disabled and displaced U.S. Veterans have been affectionately named the Impossible Tiny Home (#ImpossibleTinyHome). During the first October 26th build event, teams will frame the shipping container, paint home exterior, build decorative pieces and make ADA accessible modifications to turn the tiny house into a suitable home for the deserving Army Sgt. More than 100 members of Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will complete the work on their day off.
This project, beginning in Marysville Washington, is part of The Home Depot’s eighth annual Celebration of Service campaign to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has transformed more than 40,000 homes and facilities for veterans across the country. Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military.
As part of the campaign and for the first time ever, Team Depot will temporarily trade their traditional orange for military green T-shirts to honor the service men and women who have served us all. To learn how to get involved in your community, visit military.com and impossibleroads.org.