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Team Depot Volunteers Prepare Disaster Relief Kits Ahead of 2023 Hurricane Season

Team Depot Volunteers Prepare Disaster Relief Kits Ahead of 2023 Hurricane Season

Published 06-02-23

Submitted by The Home Depot

The Home Depot Disaster kit: bucket, trash bags, sanitizer and face mask.

Originally published on Built From Scratch

June 1 officially marks the start of hurricane season in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a “near-normal” season, with an estimated 12 to 17 named storms. If you live in areas prone to hurricanes, it’s important to start preparing now.

Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, recently built more than 5,500 disaster relief kits to restock Home Depot distribution centers in Georgia and Texas. These 5-gallon buckets contain items like garbage bags, paper towels, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, gloves and N95 masks. After assembly, they are shrink-wrapped and stored for disaster response efforts as needed.

Collage of Team Depot volunteers preparing disaster kits.

In the past year, thousands of relief kits were shipped into disaster zones in the immediate aftermath of storms to help impacted communities with clean-up efforts. As we approach the start of another hurricane season, these new kits are now ready when disaster strikes.

The Home Depot Foundation is committed to supporting communities with natural disaster preparedness, short-term response and long-term recovery. With the help of several nonprofit partners, The Foundation is able to provide immediate support, resources and relief supplies to communities in need. Visit to learn more.

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Disaster kits collage. Kits are prepared and ready for shipment.


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