Peeler House Moving Veterans From GOOD to GREAT


The Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham County Area, Inc, (EOA) has received a grant from the Home Depot Foundation to renovate the agency’s Peeler House, a home for veterans. Foundation funding comes from the Home Depot Southern Division-Southeast District 058, and Store 0122 (Savannah). The renovation will kick-off on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

The local store management consists of: Mr. Mark Mills, General Manager; John Crocker, Assistant Manager; and Sharon Reynolds, Pro Desk Supervisor. The District Team Captain is Jennifer Munthali. It is anticipated that over 50 employees will be involved in the renovation.

At the project kick-off, EOA Board Members: Mrs. Ruby Lipscomb, Board Chair, Mr. Ronald Williams, Patricia Jenkins Spady, Commissioner Jay Jones and EOA staff Tom McBeth, Executive Director, Debbie Walker, Rick Brown and others will welcome the Home Depot Team to the Peeler House community for veteran families.

The Peeler House is a four unit apartment complex for veteran families to enjoy affordable living space.

This rehabilitation project started last summer with a visit from the Home Depot Foundation Atlanta office to the EOA Savannah office for a site-visit. The Southern District awarded a grant to EOA. Mr. Mills of the local Home Depot is spearheading the renovation of two units of the four unit complex. The remaining two will be renovated in the spring. The Peeler House will provide a stable home environment for veteran families. They will have access to job search workshops, on site resources, a large backyard, and washer/ dryer for laundry. Veteran families will also have access to all EOA programs and services that includes: Job Search, Energy Assistance, Head Start/Early Head Start, Foster Grandparents, and Employment and Training.

The EOA mission requires that every effort be made to assist veteran families with tools and resources to help them become independent and self-sufficient.

The EOA Team is thankful for the resources and support from Mr. Mills and Home Depot/EOA employee Mrs. Toenice Johnson who won the Great Ideas Campaign at EOA by bringing this idea of collaboration and community efforts on behalf of veteran families.

For more information, contact Tom McBeth 912-238-2960 ext. 102 or Debbie Walker, ext. 126 or 912-695-9980.

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