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Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:43 pm

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona has been selected as a finalist for Aprons in Action, The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook voting program, and now has the opportunity to win a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot.  

Voting runs through July 31 online at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.

The organization with the most votes will win the $25,000 prize, and be in the running for the grand prize of $250,000 at the end of the year-long program. The runner-up organizations from each month will receive $5,000 in The Home Depot gift cards.

Eleven monthly winners will be selected during the Aprons in Action Contest, which began in May. In March 2012, Facebook fans will have the chance to help one of those 11 winners win the $250,000 grand prize. The organization that receives the second and third most votes will receive $150,000 and $100,000, respectively, from The Home Depot.

In the July round of the competition, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is competing against three other Habitat affiliates from across the country including Tucson, San Diego and New Orleans.

“Being selected for the Aprons in Action Program is an honor, and we are so thankful for the recognition,” said Roger Schwierjohn, president & CEO of Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona. “If we actually win the $25,000 Home Depot gift card, we will be able to obtain additional building materials to further our efforts of affordable housing in the city of Avondale and ensure that Habitat can continue the important work of providing hard working families of modest means with a simple, decent and affordable shelter. So we encourage everyone to go to Facebook and vote for us!”

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona and Team Depot volunteers have partnered to help build 2 homes for families in need of affordable housing. Since the start of the homes on May 18 over 270 Team Depot volunteers have contributed more than 1,800 hours framing, roof decking and shingling the homes for the Morales and Williams families in the Avondale community of Hillcrest Village.

Across the country, The Home Depot Associates give back to their communities by volunteering their time and talents with local nonprofit organizations, like Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona. The Aprons in Action Program recognizes these successful partnerships and gives each of the featured nonprofits the opportunity to do additional work with Team Depot volunteers to better their communities.

“Aprons in Action is our $1 million effort to support the most active and engaged nonprofit organizations across the country,” said Kelly Caffarelli, President of The Home Depot Foundation. “Over the course of this program, we’ll distribute $1 million to 48 deserving organizations from across the nationwide Team Depot network, allowing them to continue their great work serving our communities.”

How To Vote

Voting runs through July 31 at 10 p.m. MST. Aprons in Action is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/homedepot" href="http://www.facebook.com/homedepot">http://www.facebook.com/homedepot">www.facebook.com/homedepot or http://www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation" href="http://www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation">http://www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation">www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.  

The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook pages on Aug. 1.


For information and to view the program rules, visit The Home Depot on Facebook or go to http://www.homedepotfoundation.org/" href="http://www.homedepotfoundation.org/">http://www.homedepotfoundation.org/">www.homedepotfoundation.org.  


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