FARMINGTON — Frontline Mission, a Farmington nonprofit group, is one of four organizations across the country competing in a contest to win a $25,000 gift card from Home Depot.

"If we win the $25,000 from The Home Depot, we would be able to finish our Adopt a Room' project which will benefit women and children who are victims of domestic violence," Everett Griffith, director of Frontline Mission, said in a prepared statement.

Frontline Mission is renovating the second and third floors of its building at Behrend Avenue and Arrington Street in downtown Farmington. The rooms will provide housing for battered women and children, board member Andy Dickson said.

Any donations from Home Depot will be used to purchase building materials, he said.

"There's a ton of stuff that still needs to be done," he said.

The group needs support in the form of Facebook votes. Frontline Mission is competing against three other veteran-focused organizations across the country — Active Heroes in Louisville, Ky., Charlotte Community ToolBank in Charlotte, N.C., and RenovatingHope in West Chester, Pa.

The runner-up organizations will receive $5,000 in Home Depot gift cards.

The Home Depot Foundation's "Aprons in Action" contest runs through March 31 at

Each month during the yearlong competition, the foundation will select four veteran-focused organizations to compete for the monthly prize.


In May, all 11 monthly winners will compete in the contest's final round for a $250,000 grand prize. The organizations that earn the second and third most votes will win $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.

"The Aprons in Action program is a fun way for us to support the organizations that help our nation's heroes," said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation.

Chuck Slothower may be reached at; 505-564-4638. Follow him on Twitter @DTChuck