Doing Good: The Home Depot opens doors, hearts to tragedy — VIDEO
ATLANTA — When a devastating tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013, we at JustGOODNews.BIZ helped our neighbors, then shared stories about people and companies who truly made a difference.
We found out recently about efforts that The Home Depot made after that storm that did not receive media attention. It turns out that the company regularly helps communities in need, but does not seek media attention for its efforts.
We wanted to share this story we found with you.
Please check out this fantastic video from Jerusalem U, in which The Home Depot Founder Bernie Marcus discusses the Jewish concept of Tzedaka (charity), that he and the company practices when helping individuals and communities in need.
While often these practices do not make headlines, Marcus has worked with his stores over the years to ensure that his employees and resources are put to good use in times of tragedies and natural disasters.
One example in the video is about a store in Moore that became a center of the community after a large tornado tore through the city. The store opened its doors and its inventory to provide anything that rescuers needed to help save lives and move debris after the tornado.
With a large number of pets displaced, the store also became a makeshift kennel with veterinarians on hand to help injured and lost pets.
Marcus has never practiced charity in his stores for personal recognition, rather he simply lives by the Jewish concept of charity to help the communities in which his stores are located.
Source: Jerusalem U