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The Home Depot Foundation Donates $81,000 to Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness in Bluemont, Va.

Donation Supports the New Onsite Equine Therapy Program and Building Materials for the Walled Garden

BLUEMONT, VA--(Marketwired - July 24, 2014) - The Home Depot® Foundation has donated $81,000 to Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, the nation's first permanent and private rural retreat for wounded U.S. military, veterans and their families. This gift will support the construction of a horse barn, horse run-in shelter and walled garden projects at the new 37-acre retreat.

"From the time The Home Depot's very first store opened, giving back has been a core value of the company," said Gaven Gregory, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. "We are proud to work with Boulder Crest Retreat in our efforts to give back to those men and women who have so bravely served our country."

Boulder Crest Retreat is a first-of-its kind, permanent and private rural retreat that provides free accommodations and recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help wounded military service members, veterans and their families reconnect and recover.

"We are extremely grateful to The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation for this very generous donation and their support of Boulder Crest Retreat," said Ken Falke, founder of Boulder Crest Retreat. "The Home Depot is one of the most generous companies in the military and veteran space and we are humbled to add them to an august list of donors."

Boulder Crest Retreat opened in September 2013 and is located in Bluemont, Va., just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The country sanctuary offers guests free, private, ADA-accessible accommodations and opportunities to relax, recover and spend time together as a family in a peaceful and natural setting while enjoying activities such as hiking, fishing, archery, yoga and meditation. The retreat also hosts group retreats and life skills programs and workshops.

Boulder Crest Retreat is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is entirely funded entirely by private donations by individuals and organizations from around the country. For more information about the retreat, please visit www.bouldercrestretreat.org.


Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help our nation's military and veteran personnel and their families recover and reconnect during their long journey of healing from physical and invisible wounds of war. The 37-acre retreat is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. The retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is entirely funded through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.

Since the first The Home Depot store opened in 1979, giving back has been a core value for the Company and a passion for its associates. Today, The Home Depot, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and aiding communities affected by natural disasters. Through Team Depot, the Company's associate-led volunteer force, thousands of associates dedicate their time and talents to these efforts in the communities where they live and work.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $70 million to provide safe housing to veterans, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 12,000 homes for veterans. To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/teamdepot and www.twitter.com/teamdepot.

For inquiries about donations from The Home Depot Foundation: [email protected]

Susanna Palmer
Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness
[email protected]
(202) 413-6251

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