Strides made for new ‘Hope Garden’ to combat crime, hunger in Albany

Home Depot Community Garden

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Flower beds in a new “Hope Garden” project went up at Emanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Albany Thursday.

That’s thanks to the city’s Home Depot store who gave the church a $5,000 grant to combat food desert issues in that area.

Home Depot assisted with a new garden in Albany (Source: WALB)
Home Depot assisted with a new garden in Albany (Source: WALB)

Several associates, the store manager and district manager installed ten flower beds at the new “Hope Garden.”

“Team Depot” said they wanted to help the church with their mission to reduce crime, combat child hunger, serve the undeserved and promote healthy lifestyles.

“We just want to be a part of the community to help out, especially with everything that’s happened in our area. This is something that the community kind of needed to help uplift everybody,” said George Galligan, the store manager at Albany’s Home Depot.

Galligan said a majority of the garden was built Thursday. However, they will continue to assist the church with building a pray and relaxation area in hopes of becoming a staple in the East Albany community.

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