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. 11 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:        On Monday, August 11 and 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

    WHEN:        Monday, August 11, 2008
                 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

                 Tuesday, August 12, 2008
                 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

    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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