/R E P E A T -- Call-To-Action - The Home Depot to provide plywood and volunteer support to Keele St. and Wilson Ave. residents affected by Sunday's explosion/



    - Media needed to help advise affected residents -

    TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:        Today, Tuesday, August 12, residents affected by Sunday's
                 explosion in the Keele St. and Wilson Ave. areas can go to
                 The Home Depot located at 90 Billy Bishop Way to pick-up
                 free plywood to help protect their homes by covering damaged
                 doors, windows and roofs. Residents who live and local
                 businesses that operate in the affected area are eligible
                 for the free plywood (while supplies last). Proof of
                 residence required.

                 Volunteers from local The Home Depot stores will also be out
                 in the community later this week offering assistance to
                 affected residents by distributing plywood to those who can
                 not get to the store and offering clean-up support.

                 This community effort is part of Team Depot, The Home
                 Depot's employee volunteer program. Team Depot helps The
                 Home Depot employees address the critical needs of their
                 local community through year round projects and disaster
                 relief efforts.

                 For more information, area residents can contact
                 (416) 373-6000.

    WHERE:       The Home Depot Yorkdale
                 90 Billy Bishop Way (South of Wilson Ave., West of
                 Allen Road South)
                 Toronto, ON
                 M3K 2C8

                 (*) The pick-up area will be located in the store parking
                     lot.

    WHEN:        Tuesday, August 12, 2008
                 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. (while supplies last)

    CONTACT:     Tiziana Baccega
                 The Home Depot Canada
                 Cell: 416-409-6839

    BACKGROUND:  Giving back to the community is a core value of The Home
                 Depot and a passion for its employees. Through an extensive
                 community program, The Home Depot brings together
                 volunteerism, do-it-yourself expertise, product donations
                 and monetary grants to help meet the critical needs of the
                 communities where employees live and work. In 2007, The Home
                 Depot employee's volunteered over 60,000 hours to community
                 projects across Canada.
    





For further information:

For further information: Tiziana Baccega, The Home Depot Canada, Cell:
(416) 409-6839

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