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Home Depot Has Incredible Surprise for Veterans’ Children

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Seven lucky kids with family members in the military got an incredible surprise this week at the Home Depot parking lot in Compton, California: handmade, one-of-a-kind playhouses!

The playhouses were built by Home Depot employees and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A. as part of the home improvement chain’s 8th annual Celebration of Service campaign.

ABC 7 captured the heartwarming event on video, which you can watch here.

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Volunteers also put together much-needed “wellness kits” for the many homeless veterans in Los Angeles County.

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Home Depot is a company with a heart for our military, and more than 35,000 Home Depot employees are veterans. Since 2011, the company has donated more than $250 million to various services which aid veterans in need.

“When it comes to supporting the brave men and women of our armed forces, we’re all in,” The Home Depot Foundation’s website reads.

“Too many of our veterans and their families face major housing challenges, aggravated by issues like unemployment, age and service-related disabilities. Through nonprofit partnerships and hands-on volunteering, we work hard every day to improve the lives of veterans and their families.”

“Through Team Depot, our associate-led volunteer force,” the website continues, “volunteers devote thousands of hours each year to building and repairing homes for those who have served.”

Every year, Home Depot grants millions of dollars to veteran agencies and organizations, creates housing for critically wounded veterans, and works to ensure “aging veterans have a safe place to call home.”

“We’re dedicated to giving back to those who have already given so much for our country, and with more than 35,000 veteran associates, taking care of them is personal to us.”

 

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Christian Satire Site Strikes Back Against Snopes ‘Smear.’ Here’s How Snopes’ Responded.

Snopes just got put in their place. Good on you, Babylon Bee!

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Hilariously funny Christian satire site, the Babylon Bee, decided they had enough shenanigans from Snopes, the self-described “fact checking” site and the ongoing smear they launched against them, so they lawyered up, and boy, it didn’t take long for Snopes to change their tune. This just goes to show that we as conservatives and Christians shouldn’t be taking the attacks left-wing media launch at us lying down. The more we fight back, the more they surrender. via Daily Wire: “Last week, Snopes fact-checked us again,” the Bee told its readers Monday (h/t Ed Morrissey). “We’re pretty used to that. But this time, instead of merely rating the article ‘false,’ they questioned whether our work qualifies as satire, and even went so far as to suggest that we were deliberately deceiving our readers. Basically, they treated us as a source of intentionally misleading fake news, rather than as the legitimate, well-known satire publication that we are. This is a big deal.” The reason it’s a “big deal,” the site goes on to explain, is that Snopes has been given significant power over how platforms — particularly Facebook, for which Snopes has served as one of its “fake news” monitors — handle posts: As you know, fake news—which is distinguished from satire by its intent to mislead—was widely considered a serious issue in the last election cycle. As a result, social media networks like Facebook began partnering with fact-checkers to try and limit the distribution of fake news on their platforms. Snopes was one of them. At one point, a piece of ours was rated “false” by Snopes, prompting Facebook to threaten us with limitations and demonetization. We made a stink about this, and after some media attention shed light on the problem, Facebook apologized for their handling of the matter and…

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Argentine Photographer Captures INCREDIBLE Image of Christ-Like Cloud

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It cannot be denied that our world is in the midst of turmoil unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. From Birmingham to Beijing, we are seeing unprecedented poverty, crime, hate, violence, war, famine….you name it.  Combine these issues with a mainstream media who is salivating at the chance to rile us up for ratings and money, and the world becomes a downright scary place. Where do we turn when the world seems to shun us?  For some, the answers lie in the bottom of a bottle.  For others, it’s self-harm or outward violence. For many, however, their faith is their rock.  They turn to the religious world for answers to the questions that plague us today, and, often, they discover signs of encouragement. Such is the case today in Argentina. Monica Aramayo was in San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina when she noticed the holy figure shining through the thick clouds Social media user Mariela Romano said: “The Lord will soon come for us all and we should be ready. While another said: “Thanks for the image that allows us to keep on our path and have a better hope for tomorrow.” The photo has to be seen to be believed. https://twitter.com/faithdefender/status/1128809009153097728 The pose and grand scale of the image has reminded many observers of the famous Christ The Redeemer statue in Brazil. https://twitter.com/OtravelAI/status/1082513665700507648 And while the cloud formation certainly isn’t going to change the minds of the unfaithful, it does provide us all with a reminder that we are loved, and we must remain harmonious with one another on this turbulent little space rock.

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