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Home Depot employees honored for work with veterans

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Some Home Depot employees were honored on Wednesday, February 13th for what they are doing outside of work.

At a ceremony at an area store, officials from the Center for Veterans Issues and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett recognized the company for its work with Milwaukee veterans.

The CVI supports the returning soldiers with benefits and housing to help them transition back to everyday life -- and those houses occasionally need maintenance.

"Because we have these facilities, they need maintenance on a continuous basis, and Home Depot stepped forward to assist us with not only the repair of some facilities, but the provision of materials to do the repair work," Robert Cocroft with CVI said.

These workers donated more than 1,000 man hours helping at events at the CVI facilities.

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