City of Hope gets Home Depot grant
The City of Hope has received a three-year, $535,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation that will enable it to remodel the main facilities office of Hope Village, a housing complex located on the cancer center’s campus.
Hope Village provides residential units for 40 patients and their caregivers while they are undergoing cancer treatment. The grant will help upgrade electricity and plumbing and bathroom fixtures in the office, which provides shared facilities for those staying at Hope Village.
City of Hope is one of the few cancer centers in the country to offer temporary housing for patients and their families. Service and amenities include fully equipped kitchens, 24-hour tram service, and a computer and lounge area for patients and their families. In addition, an exclusive RV park containing six spaces with full hookups to water, electricity and disposal is available to all families.
This is the third grant from The Home Depot Foundation, which has awarded City of Hope nearly $3 million in grants for the past nine years to be used for improvements at Hope Village. These include the installation of solar panels on the Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center. These solar panels contributed to the Amini Center becoming the first green-certified building at City of Hope, receiving the Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating.
“City of Hope delivers advanced medicine in a caring and compassionate environment, and The Home Depot Foundation is honored to be able to support their mission,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “We are pleased to once again help City of Hope provide that nurturing home environment that allows patients and their caregivers to stay close to the hospital, yet decompress in a setting that is closer to the comforts of home.”