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Veterans Guest House finalist for Aprons in Action Program
by Tribune Staff
Feb 02, 2012 | 837 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Veterans Guest House in Reno has been selected as a finalist for “Aprons in Action,” The Home Depot Foundation’s unique Facebook voting program, and now has the opportunity to win a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot. Voting began Wednesday and runs through Feb. 23 at

The organization with the most votes will win the $25,000 prize and be in the running for the grand prize of $250,000 starting March 1. The runner-up organizations will receive $5,000 in The Home Depot gift cards.

During the Aprons in Action contest, which began in April 2011, 11 monthly winners are being selected. This March, Facebook fans will have the chance to help one of those 11 winners win the $250,000 grand prize. The organization that receives the second and third most votes will receive $150,000 and $100,000 from The Home Depot, respectively.

In the February round of the competition, Veterans Guest House is competing against three other nonprofit organizations from across the country: Hands on Greater Phoenix, United Methodist Children’s Home of the North Georgia Conference and Volunteers of America Michigan in Southfield, Mich.

“Being selected for the Aprons in Action program is an honor, and we are so thankful for the recognition,” said Noreen Leary, chief operating officer of the Veterans Guest House. “If we actually win the $25,000 Home Depot gift card, we will be able to complete work that we left unfinished in our new expansion home, such as the design and planting of a new yard and sprinkler system, installation of new windows and exterior painting to name a few things. We also hope to do significant maintenance projects on our original home that is seven years old. So we encourage everyone to go to Facebook and vote for us.”

Working together, Veterans Guest House and Team Depot associates have already provided and installed doors, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, toilets and a number of appliances for the Veterans Guest House newly remodeled expansion facility.

Voting ends at 9 p.m. Feb. 23. Aprons in action is on Facebook at or

The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook pages on Feb. 24 at 6 a.m.

For more information, visit

The Veterans Guest House provides United States Military service veterans and their families temporary overnight accommodations while receiving treatment at a medical facility in the Reno-Sparks area.
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