Cincinnati, OhioAnna Fields proudly served our country during World War II as an Army nurse helping amputees returning from the European Theater. She was also a “trailblazer,” a member of one of two units of African American Army nurses who served in World War II. At 98-years-old, she resides happily in the Bond Hill neighborhood with her 57-year-old daughter, Paula, who serves as her full time caregiver.
Anna recently suffered a fall that left her with new mobility challenges and unable to do many of the things she once could around her home. The interior walls and exterior of her home are in need of repair and beautification. Most importantly, however, Anna needs a wheelchair ramp that is built to code and will allow her to easily maneuver safely in and around her home.
On September 19, more than 100 volunteers from The Home Depot Pleasant Ridge Store will partner with People Working Cooperatively to transform and update 12 homes, including Anna Fields’. Check back to see what we accomplish.
For The Home Depot Foundation, this is just one of 350 volunteer projects their volunteer-associates will complete during its third annual Celebration of Service campaign, which runs from Sept. 11 to Veterans Day. During the two-month period, more than 10,000 associates will volunteer to transform the homes and lives of veterans, caretakers and their families across the country. Since 2011 when the Foundation took on the mission to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home, it has invested more than $52 million, with almost $180,000 being donated to nonprofits serving veterans in the Cincinnati area.
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