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Home Depot volunteers spruce things up at a local sheriff's office

Local Home Depot volunteers helped spruce up the grounds at an area sheriff's office on Friday.

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The volunteers, officially known as the Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Facelift team, gave their time to help improve the landscaping around the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

Participating in the Friday effort were Hiram store manager Tursson Wang and associates Patricia Farmer, Shakira Boyce, Keith Jacobs, Scott Allred, Adam Brannon, Gail Walker, Denise Rusch and Sonya Ratcliff. All of the plants were donated by Flowerwood, a Home Depot vendor.

The sheriff's office was very appreciative.

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“It is only with support like this from our community partners that we can truly make a difference in Paulding County," Sheriff Gary Gulledge said. "I want to give a big ‘Thank You’ to the Home Depot for what they have done to make our Sheriff’s Office look so nice.”

Home Depot was happy to help.

"Giving back has always been a priority for the Home Depot," the agency said in a release. "In 2002 The Home Depot Foundation was established to provide assistance to local communities and their residents. Since then, Team Depot's volunteer led associates dedicate their time and talent to community efforts where they work and live. Associates of the Home Depot consider it a duty, honor, and privilege to give back to our veterans and those who serve our communities on a daily basis.

The team came out and worked most of the day cleaning out existing flower beds and planting some new shrubs."

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