Home Depot donates $1 million, citing George Floyd

Citing the death of George Floyd, Home Depot announced late yesterday that it will donate $1 million to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in support of efforts to end racism and injustice.

Atlanta-based Home Depot, the largest company based in the state, shares the "deep pain and anguish" over recent deaths, according to a statement by Craig Menear, its chief executive officer.

The move was spurred by “the senseless killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and other unarmed black men and women in our country,” Menear said.

“We cannot ignore that their deaths are part of a pattern of racism and reflect the harsh reality that as a nation we are much too far from fulfilling the promise of equal justice for all,” he said. “We must stand with all who are committed to change that will bring us closer to realizing an end to discrimination and hatred.”

Home Depot has more than 400,000 employees, including 27,000 employees and 91 stores in Georgia. It's revenue last year was about $110 billion.

The statement came after days of continued unrest, protest and clashes in many American cities, including Atlanta.