Home Depot Makeover Day

Giving Half a Billion to Veteran Causes

The Home Depot Foundation

On July 10th, 2019 nearly 100 Volunteers from The Home Depot stores in the San Diego area came to The Inner North Star PTSD Retreat Center for an incredible day of giving. With a donation of nearly $ 50,000 in materials, this amazing group transformed the property to a level that is indescribable. None of this would have been possible if it weren’t for The Poway Home Depot Store Manager, J.P. Torres and his belief in the vision of this retreat center, and his drive and motivation to see this through. There are no words of gratitude that can not be stated to the degree they are felt from me, Michelle Dutro, and from every veteran and first responder who comes here.

(Please scroll down to see the amazing people who donated their time to make this happen.)

This is where it all started, two months later…

Photos from the Event

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Thank you so much for your commitment to Veteran causes, your energy, and your time:

Samantha R, Lena S, Elias G, Shelby S, Verenice G, Cindy M, Elizabeth A, Eduarda N, Kelly G, Mario M, Josh G, Maryanne W, Steven N, Alan I, John V, Robert M, Suzanne O, Neal J, Rickey M, Shelby S, Jennifer B, Richard D, Javier C, Mack H, Kara N, Kimberly C, Michelle M, Carmen P, Dawn L, David F, George R, Billy P, Marilyn A, Clea M, Tim W, Denise B, Juan A, Tina B, Rebecca S, Denise O, Anthony H, Samuel F, Lucy B, Luis G, Janine G, Justin B, Jerre T, Eric U, Max H, Javier S, Karen G, Denise A, Juan C, Renee W, Marcus L, Ryan G, Stephane F, Kevin K, Fernando Q, and Theresa A.

Special Recognition

Doug Eastwood – Thank you so much for flying here from Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho to help with Home Depot Day and for getting the deck finished!  You are an amazing carpenter and an even more amazing Uncle!

Sandy Marion (aka mom), Roz and John B, Robin B – Thank you so much for all of your help! There would have been a lot of hungry people here that day without you!

Howard R, Kyle L, Jim C from the American Legion Post 468 – Thank you so much for your help with Home Depot Day!!! Jim next time we won’t have you build an entire wall!

There is no way in the world we could have pulled off Home Depot Day without the continual support from Joe Liggett of JL Concrete. He not only worked tirelessly for weeks to get ready for this day, donated all of his time that day, but has been here non-stop finishing all of the amazing projects that The Home Depot Foundation funded. There is simply no one better for concrete, decks, or anything construction related – who has more integrity and commitment to excellence than Joe Liggett.

And for your generous donations, Thank you so much to following who contributed food and of course…apple pies!

Last but not least Thank You to the following for your chairs, tables and pop ups – as lunch would not have been as fun if we had to eat on the ground!

Julian Chamber of Commerce

Julian Lion’s Club