PTR’s CEO Joins Forces with Home Depot Foundation in West Virginia

  • PTR’s CEO Joins Forces with Home Depot Foundation in West Virginia

    Last week, PTR’s CEO Mike Savage joined forces with The Home Depot Foundation in West Virginia for their ‘Building Services and Store Operations Foundation’ fundraising event. This successful endeavor raised an incredible $3.8 million for the foundation.

    The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the lives of our country’s veterans and their families, as well as to provide support and aid to cities hit by natural disasters. The foundation’s ‘Celebration of Service’ season takes place annually from September 7th through Veteran’s Day. Helping American communities, and the citizens who have sacrificed so much to protect us, is something PTR as a company is extremely passionate about.

    PTR’s CEO, Mike Savage, personally visited Hope Village in West Virginia. With the help of many of volunteers, they built the framing for new homes and began the revitalization of Mylan Park, the neighborhood park. In a matter of days, the team was able to nearly complete these houses. In 2016, a devastating flash flood hit the state of West Virginia. Torrential rains resulted in horrific damage and destroyed over 1,200 homes. Now, residents of these newly built homes will be able to move in and start anew.

    The Home Depot Foundation is a organization consisting of 400,000 associate volunteers. It was created to help our honored veterans, and those affected by flooding, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Volunteers build homes, install ramps or do other household or facility improvements.

    PTR is proud to have taken part is such a wonderful event and work with this amazing organization. Since 2011, with the support of The Home Depot Foundation has been able to:

    • Over 33,000 U.S. military veteran homes and facilities has been improved.
      • More than $198 million has been given to veteran-related causes.
      • 2,000 cities across the country have been improved.

    The foundation has also currently increased their disaster relief commitment for Hurricane Maria from $2 million to $3 million. To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and to find out how you can help, click here.