ATLANTA — The Home Depot Foundation surprised 10 local veterans with two months of mortgage or rental payments during a Falcons game last week.
The veterans were surprised with the news on the field at Mercedes Benz Stadium Nov. 18. Each veteran also got a $500 gift card.
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The veterans stood in a line flanked by Falcons cheerleaders Freddie Falcon as they opened orange boxes and discovered their gifts. There were cheers and big smiles from the veterans.
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The surprise Hometown Hero event marked the 10-year anniversary of the Foundation working to help veterans.
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More than 35,000 Home Depot employees are veterans or military spouses.
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