Home Depot of Decatur has been an instrumental part of the community. They have taken on numerous projects in the city including work at Frances Nungester School. The volunteers diligently worked for many days repairing, painting and rebuilding the school’s playground, which had become an eyesore after many years of constant use. In addition, volunteers weeded and landscaped. One team member was seen crawling around for days to ensure she pulled all the weeds from the school’s property. The staff members believe they have the finest school in Decatur, both inside and out.
Unfortunately, the school obtains minimal parental support; however, Home Depot has stepped in as a resource. They met and had lunch with the students each day they served. The volunteers were examples of consistency and diligence, and they greeted the children and staff with smiles. They showed the children they cared and their school is something they, too, should care about. The PTA got involved to feed the volunteers and express gratitude for the extreme makeover from Home Depot.
The Home Depot volunteers have not only served with the Frances Nungester School, but they have built and refurbished playgrounds all over town, especially in low income areas. Northwest Decatur now boosts a Kaboom playground due to the efforts and commitments of the Home Depot team.
The schools had drives during the fall to assist the many families in Baldwin County who lost so much due to Hurricane Ivan. The schools provided two pick-up truck loads for those in need, and Home Depot donated a truck to take all the donated supplies to Baldwin County for distribution.