Team Depot volunteers from Home Depot’s Hershberger Road store in Roanoke, other volunteers and veterans gather for a picture Friday morning when the Team Depot started working on upgrading an outbuilding so veterans have a climatecontrolled place to gather at New Freedom Farm.

The “phase one” effort included landscaping around the building, planting trees, laying an electric line and connecting power to the building that will eventually provide a climate-controlled space, bathrooms and water on the farm where horses and camaraderie serve as therapy for war veterans from all generations.

For the Team Depot volunteers— all employees at the Hershberger Road Home Depot in Roanoke (along with one former employee)— it was an opportunity to serve a different community, Donna Caldwell explained. The Daleville resident is the leader of the Team Depot volunteers. She noted the team has helped at the Trust House and with TAP in Roanoke, and was looking for something different. That’s when a veteran at Trust told her about New Freedom Farm.

“It’s nice to have something like this in

Team Home Depot members Alan Cox and Donna Caldwell confer in the…



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