Home Depot district manager Bryan Mottershead (left) and Vernon store manager Paul Gislason (back right) present $25

Home Depot district manager Bryan Mottershead (left) and Vernon store manager Paul Gislason (back right) present $25

Home Depot helps Kindale

The Home Depot Canada Foundation presents the Kindale Development Association with a $25,000

Home Depot is helping out a Kindale home.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation presented the Kindale Development Association with a $25,000 grant Tuesday that will be used to repair and refurbish Middleton House in Coldstream, which is home to eight Kindale clients with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions.

“The project would not have been possible without the funding generously provided by the Home Depot Canada Foundation,” said Kindale executive director B Elliott. “We also appreciate the support of our local Home Depot and Team Depot volunteers.

Vernon Home Depot manager Paul Gislason and district manager Bryan Mottershead of Coquitlam were on hand to make the cheque presentation.

Middleton House is a former private home that was renovated a number of years after being bought by Kindale as a home for eight men and women clients.

The house provides an affordable alternative to other housing options for the clients.

Over the years, the house has been well maintained, but an issue with the foundation on one side of the building caused significant damage and made one bedroom unusable.

Home Depot’s Canada Foundation has distributed $1,375,000 in grants to 55 community organizations through the Affordable Housing Grant Program, launched in 2009.

“We are proud to support Kindale Developmental Association with their affordable housing project,” said Peg Hunter, chair of the Home Depot Canada Foundation’s board of directors. “We hope our support will make a meaningful difference in this great community while helping to create lasting benefits for individuals in need.”