Marine Corporal Sean Terry served the United States honorably from January 2001 to January 2005. Terry did two tours fighting in Iraq, where he was also awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery and service. Terry and his wife, Robyn, have been married for 11 years and have three young daughters. He was diagnosed with Esophagus cancer in September of 2013. Although he fought like only a Marine can, Terry passed away this past April, leaving his wife and three daughters. While he wrestled with cancer, their home fell into disrepair.
Through its Celebration of Service project, The Home Depot® Foundation awarded $15,000 to Volunteers of America Colorado Branch to be used to renovate the Terry family home. The renovation included a new backyard fence and play area, so the girls can be safe when they play outside, a drop ceiling, new paint, and a basement remodel to be utilized as an additional bedroom. The home was updated on Thursday, July 10 as part of a massive, one-day renovation project. Volunteers from the Home Depot were ready to offer their expertise to make sure the Terry family had what they needed.
The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service initiative supports our nation’s veterans who bravely served our country and made great sacrifices to do so. While serving, the skills and leadership qualities they learn make them valuable assets to communities and businesses. However, veterans and their families can also face major challenges, including housing, unemployment or disabilities.
Celebration of Service is an extension of The Home Depot Foundation’s larger commitment to improving the homes and lives of deserving families through volunteerism. From landscaping at VA hospitals to retrofitting homes for wheelchair-bound veterans, The Home Depot wants to give back to those who served.
Thank you, Home Depot, for all of your hard work on this project and for helping us provide for America’s veterans!
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch