LA GRANGE PARK – The Home Depot is donating $5,000 in materials for a veterans memorial planned for installation in Memorial Park.
The Home Depot Foundation, which often supports veterans, announced it would make the donation because the memorial is a grass-roots effort being driven by volunteers and financed by voluntary contributions, according to a news release from the Community Park District of La Grange Park.
The Veterans Memorial Committee plans to raise $85,000 for the memorial by Dec. 31 in order for construction to be completed for a dedication on Memorial Day in May 2014. So far, the committee has received $30,000 in pledges and more than $3,500 in engraved brick sales.
Donors who wish to honor a friend or family member with an engraved brick can call the park district office at 708-354-4580. Donations are $100 for a four-by-eight-inch brick that fits three lines of text with up to 20 spaces per line. For $200, donors receive an eight-by-eight-inch brick fitting six lines of text.
Donors who contribute between $500 and $5,000 are entitled to bricks and are invited to be recognized on a donor's wall that will be built near the memorial wall.
Information about the memorial can also be found at www.cpdlgp.org.