In addition to positively impacting the communities where we live and work, HD Supply is committed to helping our associates in need. Our charitable foundation, the Helping Hand Fund, is designed to provide short-term, emergency financial assistance to associates who are experiencing hardship due to life events such as natural disasters, medical crises, or death of a loved one. Specifically, the HD Supply Helping Hand Fund offers grants to help pay for utilities, temporary housing, food, and clothing. In 2018, the Helping Hand Fund donated more than $150K to HD Supply associates and their families.
In 2018, the HD Supply Helping Hand Fund supported associates affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael. We consolidated the A.H. Harris Fund (~$65K) and offered similar support to our new associates from the A.H. Harris acquisition.