The Home Depot Foundation IT Event
The Home Depot Foundation + Rogers
Two members from our Rogers family, our VP of National Projects, Jamal Chehimi, & Project Manager, Mitchell Ackermann, joined The Home Depot Foundation in New Orleans to help in raising $2.8 million for different causes like helping our veterans, aiding communities impacted by natural disasters, and addressing the growing social issue our country is facing with the gap of skilled trades workers. Partnering with The Home Depot we helped complete some work in the homes of some very special people, The Heissers and Mr. Martin. Along with that, we also assisted The Home Depot in giving several families playhouses for their kids to enjoy. These projects completed at The Home Depot Foundation IT Event impacted so many lives that they were covered by several local media outlets resulting in hundreds of thousands of impressions!
“The smiles on the families’ faces were so amazing, and it’s because of your effort and support. ”
– Shannon Gerber, Executive Director, The Home Depot Foundation
Not only are they impacting the community in ways like they did in New Orleans, but The Home Depot is addressing the skilled labor gap as well. Like The Home Depot, Rogers is tackling this issue currently. The Home Depot Foundation is implementing a new skilled trades training that will directly impact the skilled workforce by training 20,000 people to be placed into the trades over the next decade. Rogers is not only hunkering down on our Leadership/Business Development Program, but also hired 100 tradespeople in January 2018 alone. We value the importance of knowledgeable skilled tradespeople in the workforce and look forward to putting more efforts into our Leadership/Business Development Program in the near future.
We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of something as special as this. We want to extend a sincere – THANK YOU – to The Home Depot for our invitation again this year. We had an absolute blast and so appreciated being able to work alongside The Home Depot in doing some impactful work in Louisiana, and we look forward to what’s to come in the future of the partnership between Rogers + The Home Depot!