Volunteers from The Home Depot will re-mulch the Veterans Memorial Park & Museum

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Hillsborough County, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2023) - In a salute to Veterans, volunteers from The Home Depot Foundation will remember Pearl Harbor Day with a beautification event from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 7, at Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Veterans Museum, 3602 U.S. 301 N., Tampa, FL 33619.

The volunteer force, known as Team Depot, will mark the 82nd anniversary of the attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor with a project honoring fallen heroes and military Veterans. Armed with rakes, shovels, and sweat equity, 90 associates from The Home Depot stores across the Tampa Bay region will line up at Veterans Memorial Park and the Veterans Resource Center to re-mulch and spruce-up high-traffic areas. The Home Depot Foundation is donating the time and materials for the park improvement project.
In addition, local World War II veterans are expected to attend the event to recognize the volunteers.

The Home Depot Foundation, the nonprofit arm of The Home Depot, works to improve the lives of U.S. Veterans, support communities impacted by natural disasters, and train skilled tradespeople.

Hillsborough County is home to the largest Veteran population in Florida out of all 67 counties. Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services provides free, accredited assistance to the county's Veterans and their survivors seeking access to earned VA benefits and programs.

Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Veterans Museum is home to more than 14 war memorials and tranquil green space along the scenic Tampa Bypass Canal. Free and open daily, the park's hours are 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information about VA benefits assistance or Veterans Memorial Park, visit HCFLGov.net/Veterans or call (813) 635-8316.