Iconic home improvement retailer The Home Depot, a longtime partner of Military Makeover, has committed to continuing its participation in the series throughout all of 2019. Because of The Home Depot’s unwavering commitment to military causes, partnering with home improvement series Military Makeover, airing on Lifetime TV, was a logical partnership for the company.
The Home Depot has deservedly garnered widespread recognition for its dedication to America’s veterans and military families. Among the many honors the company has earned: A Top 100 Award from 2013 through 2017 for “Military-Friendly® Employers,” along with a Top 100 Award in 2016 and 2017 for “Military-Friendly® Spouse Employers.”
In 2012, the company committed to hiring 55,000 veterans in five years, incredibly managing to attain that goal by mid-2015, a full two years ahead of schedule. Additionally, The Home Depot Foundation is committed to raising $250 million for veteran-related causes by 2020.
The Home Depot has provided its tool rental department supplies and expertise to help rebuild the homes of military veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. Military Makeover’s goal to help renovate homes for veterans and their families, lending a helping hand here on the home front to those who have served.
Talk show legend and military advocate Montel Williams is returning to his roots as the new host of Military Makeover. A 22-year veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Navy, Montel and the team seek to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country. This special series enlists conscientious Fortune 500 companies, designers, contractors, landscapers, and other home improvement professionals.
Montel takes over for the late R. Lee Ermey, the series’ beloved drill instructor who passed away in April. A Marine Corps veteran known as “The Gunny,” Ermey earned fame for his performance in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket and spent much of his post-military career serving his fellow veterans. The Gunny spent five years as co-host of Military Makeover, participating in makeovers for 13 families.
In a recent edition of Military Makeover, The Home Depot provided all types of equipment, from table and hand saws to airless paint sprayers and high-power drills, to power a makeover of combat veteran Casey Harrison and his family’s home in the Kansas City area. It would’ve been close to impossible to complete construction without The Home Depot’s Tool Rental.
The Home Depot will continue to provide its products and services to deserving veteran families featured on Military Makeover throughout 2019. Future episodes will feature contributions from a variety of the retailing giant’s departments, along with the seemingly never-ending supply of Team Depot volunteers offering their sweat.
The Home Depot also supports veterans within their company, exemplified by the Military Appreciation, Group, also known as MAG, which is dedicated strictly to supporting active military associates, deployed reservists and their families. MAG – run entirely by THD associates – develops programs to ease the considerable burdens felt by veterans transitioning back to the civilian world.
Military Makeover is delighted to have The Home Depot onboard as a proud, continuing sponsor. The partnership is making a difference in the lives of deserving military families who have served, embodying the series’ motto Respect, Rebuild, Repay.