Teller Senior Coalition Receives Grant From Home Depot Foundation

Through its Building Healthy Communities grant program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $1,980 to Teller Senior Coalition. The donation will be used to build additional storage for the Teller Senior Coalition’s Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program.

Our Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program is one of our most popular. “We accept donations of wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and other items, and then loan them out to anyone who can use them for however long the item is needed. Currently our storage space is filled to the rafters and it is very difficult to get to items in the back corners,” said Pamela Argo, Executive Director of Teller Senior Coalition. “We are delighted to receive a $1,980.00 gift card from The Home Depot Foundation – our volunteers will be happy to get the supplies they need to build this added storage space!”

The Home Depot Foundation’s Building Healthy Communities grant program supports the work that local nonprofit organizations, public schools and other community organizations are doing to improve the physical health of their neighborhoods.
“We are delighted to support local volunteer projects aimed at creating healthier, more stable communities where families can thrive,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation. “Teller Senior Coalition deserves enormous credit for the work it is doing, and we are glad to be part of their efforts.”

About Teller Senior Coalition
Founded in 1996, Teller Senior Coalition assists Teller County Seniors to live full and active lives with dignity and independence. We accomplish this by providing transportation for essential errands to doctors’ appointments, the Post Office, Bank and grocery store, and daily hot meals at the Woodland Park Senior Citizens’ Center. We also offer home delivery of frozen or shelf-stable meals, liquid nutritional supplements, handyman services for basic home safety repairs, AARP Mature Driving Classes, legal aid, support for caregivers, our Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program and many other services as needed.

About The Home Depot Foundation
Created in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating and preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities. The Foundation’s goal is for all families to have the opportunity to live in healthy, efficient homes they can afford over the long-term; to have access to safe, vibrant parks and greenspaces; and to receive the economic, social and environmental benefits of living in a sustainable community. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees, and built or refurbished more than 1875 playgrounds, parks and greenspaces. For more information, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org and follow us on Twitter homedepotfdn.

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