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News Release

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Media Relations

First Home Depot Opens in South Los Angeles and Gets Involved with Community

"First Home Depot Opens in South Los Angeles and Gets Involved with Community"

 

What:
Press Conference

When:
July 26, 2001
10:00 A.M.

Where:
Hyde Park Chesterfield Square
1830 West Slauson
Los Angeles

Why:
Grand opening of Home Depot and announcement of corporations community involvement

Los Angeles: On Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 10:00A.M., the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) along with Home Depot Retail stores will celebrate the grand opening of the first Home Depot in the South Los Angeles area.

Home Depot prides itself in community involvement and support of local civic organizations. The company's progressive philanthropic budget was more than $25 million in year 2000, which was directed back to the communities Home Depot serves. Home Depot has announced that they will work with the 77th Street Community Police Station to remodel homes, provide financial support to at-risk youth activities, and offer disaster relief within the 77th Street Area.

Home Depot has built an LAPD report writing room inside the new 187,000-sq. ft. retail store. It will include a refrigerator, microwave, desks, and bathrooms for the officers of the 77th Street Area to use.

For further information or to RSVP, please contact Kathryn Gallagher, Home Depot assistant public relations manager at 714-940-3500,extension 7699.

This press release was prepared by Officer Hayley Purece, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.