Dave Murray (far left) and Jeff Mclean (third from left) of Abbotsford Community Services and contractor Kelly Perrin (third from right) are pictured with Team Depot members (from left) Adam Mills, Kevin Nutt, Devin Myers and Jason Palmer.

Team Depot installs tile at Abbotsford Community Services

Home Depot volunteers donate time and materials to project

Home Depot’s volunteer force, Team Depot, installed tile in two Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) kitchens on Thursday, April 26.

In addition to donating their time, the tile was donated by the Home Depot Orange Door Project grants program. Home Depot associates contribute more than 60,000 volunteer hours annually to community projects across Canada.

Richard Aikema, the director of facilities at ACS, was discussing the constant need to balance lack of resources with the need to get projects done with contractor Kelly Perrin when Perrin suggested partnering with Home Depot.

Perrin contacted Abbotsford store manager Kevin Nutt, who happily volunteered his and his staff’s time.

“We love being a part of the community and contributing in some way to help serve those in need,” Nutt said.

One of the kitchens is part of the children’s activity room, which provides a place for children to play while their parents take courses at ACS.

“It was a great collaboration,” said Perrin, owner of Perrin Interior Renovations. “Even though the store was extremely busy and staffing was tight, several managers were able to squeeze in time to help.”

ACS used the renovation project as an opportunity to create a time capsule project where staff and clients signed the backs of tiles.

“It’s a unique way to be a permanent part of ACS history,” Aikema said.

“Home Depot is a supporter of our Sentinel House for youth in care through their Orange Door Project and we’re grateful they were able to help out again. The kitchens look brighter and are more functional to serve the needs of our staff and clients.”

Just Posted

Province has been missing in action on flood protection, experts say

Political will to improve dikes lacking, says B.C.’s former flood safety chief

Fire, theft, fights: Homeless population disturbs east Abbotsford neighbourhood

Outreach worker says problems are offshoot of housing crisis

VIDEO: Fiery crash closes Highway 1 at 232 Street

One vehicle burst into flames, victim airlifted to hospital following Thursday evening collision

Becoming Abbotsford Made

New free basketball camp giving local youth a professional experience

Abbotsford high school football talent sign with university teams

Bateman’s McGennis, Abby’s Uko continue football journeys at post-secondary level

Black Press Media to launch Pipeline Full of Controversy series

Series covers Trans Mountain’s history, science, Indigenous reaction, politics and economics

Canucks sign top prospect Elias Pettersson to entry-level deal

Slick centre drafted No. 5 overall in 2017 NHL draft

Wildfire northwest of Kamloops jumps to 1,600 hectares overnight

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 1,600 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

Former B.C. police chief dies in ATV accident

Ex-Nelson top cop began his career in Vancouver

5 to start your day

The latest on mobility pricing, thieves target a farmer’s market, and more

Referendum in Ireland would repeal strict ban on abortion

Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country’s strict ban on most abortions.

Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

The Kilauea volcano has been gushing lava on the big island of Hawaii for the past three weeks.

Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’

North Korea issued a statement saying it was still “willing to give the U.S. time and opportunities” to reconsider talks

Harvey Weinstein turns himself in, arraigned on rape, criminal charges

Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges following allegations of sexual misconduct

Most Read