Caring for a veteran? Check this out!

Caring for a veteran? Check this out!

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:30am


At The Home Depot Foundation, we are working daily toward our mission to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. But we also recognize, that housing is just one of the many challenges that veterans face when they complete their service – and there are many hidden heroes out there providing care to veterans in need.

Caregivers for our nation’s veterans often face unexpected challenges as they care for loved ones with physical and emotional scars. We have partnered with The Elizabeth Dole Foundation to support veteran caregivers.

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation works directly with caregivers across the country through its Caregiver Fellows Program to raise awareness and resources for America's hidden heroes. This month, the Foundation announced that the Fellows program is seeking to welcome 20 additional caregivers over the next several months.

If you know someone who is currently caring for a wounded warrior or veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he or she might qualify to become a Fellow. Individuals new to caregiving as well as those who have dedicated themselves to this calling for some time are welcome to apply. Fellows will play a critical role in the Foundation's efforts to lay the groundwork for a national strategy to support military and caregivers.

You can learn more about The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and how to apply for the program online at