The Home Depot Foundation awarded a grant to Goleta Valley Beautiful for a Trees for Veterans Project. The project focuses on getting veterans involved in community service, and benefiting them directly with free trees and supplies for their homes, and on the grounds of veteran’s services buildings.

The Trees for Veterans Project will provide 50 fruit and shade trees to Santa Barbara County veteran homeowners, and 50 shade trees for the grounds of Veterans service organizations. Veterans participating in the program will have a choice of fruit and shade trees available from Home Depot store, as well as 10 different species of native trees grown by Goleta Valley Beautiful. All supporting planting materials will be provided with the trees, including a hose to water the trees if needed. Goleta Valley Beautiful arborists will provide technical assistance and lead all volunteer planting projects aimed at involving interested veterans of any ability, along with a strong network of supportive community volunteers and available Team Depot staff.

Veterans living in Santa Barbara County interested in participating in this program either as a tree recipient and/or as a volunteer can contact Goleta Valley Beautiful at 685-7910, by e-mail, or by mail at PO Box 6756, Goleta CA 93160-6756.

The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes of U.S. military veterans through financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has committed $80 million to these efforts over five years.

Through Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.

Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $340 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit

Goleta Valley Beautiful is a non-profit 501 c 3 community service organization entering their 40th year of serving environmental and educational needs in the community. Goleta Valley Beautiful volunteers grow, plant and care for trees in public areas, and educate the public on the benefits of trees.


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