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by | Oct 18, 2016 | Decorating Inspiration, My Life

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Service Selfie

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot, but all opinions and my stories are my own.

I‘ve always felt strongly that everyone deserves to have a safe and comfortable home they love. For years our family coordinated a monthly service day so our church community could help others make improvements to their homes. We helped build new homes, completed small household projects, helped families prepare their homes for a move in or out, and also participated in neighborhood cleanups so communities would feel cared for.

Service Selfie

Our service was primarily focused on military families as the need for support and help through difficult transitions and long seasons of deployments was so great. It has always been an honor to help improve their homes as a small act of gratitude for how much these families have sacrificed for our own safety and security at home.

I love The Home Depot Foundation’s annual Celebration of Service campaign which rallies Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteers, from September 1 through Veterans Day to improve the homes and lives of veterans nationwide. Team Depot volunteers are out in communities and partnering with nonprofits year-round, but during this two-month campaign they give back in every The Home Depot community to serve veterans.

Service Selfie

My family joins Team Depot in honoring veterans with our #ServiceSelfie. For each #ServiceSelfie shared on Twitter and Instagram through Nov. 11, 2016, The Home Depot Foundation will donate $1, up to $500,000 in total, to five nonprofits who serve veterans: Meals on Wheels America, Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Team Rubicon, Student Veterans of America and Volunteers of America.

You can help out, too, by snapping a selfie (just yourself or with a group) while giving back to your community! Post your photo on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #ServiceSelfie, then like, comment and repost the service selfies of others participating to help spread the word and increase the donations. You can learn more about the campaign at

I would love to see your #ServiceSelfie, so tag me @theinspiredroom, too!


  1. Michelle Holland


  2. Esther

    This is off the subject, but I was wondering if you ever do book signings in Portland? We were in Seattle last weekend and intended to go to the one in Bremerton, but were unable to because of the weather where we were staying.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hi Esther, I’m so sad that the weather didn’t cooperate for you to come to the event in Seattle! It was a crazy weekend. I do go to Portland since I’m from there and my family still lives there, but I have yet to do a book signing in Portland! It’s not out of the question, I just haven’t done one there yet. :) Thanks for asking and hopefully someday I will get a signing set up there.

  3. Patty

    A wonderful cause. Just one more reason to love you and your family and Home Depot.

  4. Jo Jo

    Wonderful! Blessings! ~

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