Grand Rapids Veterans Home Competing for $25,000

Posted at 11:44 AM, Feb 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-12 13:30:20-05

vet homeGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Veterans Home is enlisting area residents to help the organization win a $25,000 Home Depot gift card in February by voting daily in The Home Depot Foundation’s second annual Aprons in Action Facebook contest.

The Grand Rapids Veterans Home, a West Michigan nonprofit that supports local veterans, is one of four organizations across the country competing in The Home Depot Foundation’s Aprons in Action contest. The winner will receive a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot to help fund a much-needed community improvement project.

Voting began Feb 1st and will run through Feb. 28, at

The organization that receives the most votes during the month will win the $25,000 prize to help fund an organizational or community improvement project, and will have the opportunity to compete for the grand prize of $250,000 at the end of the year-long program.

In the February round of the competition, The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is competing against three other veterans-focused organizations, including Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building Foundation in Lompoc, Calif., Screaming Eagle Foundation in Ft. Campbell, Ky., and the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc. in Bradenton, Fla. The runner-up organizations will receive $5,000 in The Home Depot gift cards.