PHOENIX, Ariz., – January 28, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — – Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit that helps improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners, will team up with Lowe’s to provide critical home repairs and help revitalize Phoenix’s Fillmore neighborhood for the 20th annual Kickoff to Rebuild, a Super Bowl XLIX-sanctioned event.
The rebuild event Jan. 29-30 will be held in collaboration with Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun and Carter’s Kids Foundation.
In celebration of the 20th Kickoff to Rebuild project, hundreds of volunteers worked during the fall of 2014 to provide critical home repairs in three Phoenix neighborhoods. The project series will culminate with nearly 100 Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers and other partner volunteers providing free critical repairs to three homes and installing a new Carter’s Kids playground for the Crisis Nursery emergency shelter as part of a $230,000 Lowe’s grant.
Since 2007, Lowe’s has contributed more than $12 million to Rebuilding Together to improve local communities. With the help of Lowe’s Heroes, Lowe’s and Rebuilding Together have renovated and rehabilitated nearly 1,500 homes and assisted more than 14,000 individuals, providing low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners with critical repairs, accessibility and safety modifications and energy-efficiency updates.
“Lowe’s works closely with our partners to provide funding and volunteer support to strengthen communities across the country,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe’s director of community relations. “Through our partnership with Rebuilding Together, we’re able to impact an entire community by helping families live in safe and healthy homes.”
The home repairs will improve the safety and health of homes for seniors and families who have lived in the neighborhood for more than 50 years. Volunteers will help local residents like Beatriz, who is 101 years old and remains in her home through the help of her daughter but needs assistance with maintenance and repairs. Beatriz’s home will receive a new stove, safety repairs in the bathroom and a fresh coat of exterior paint. These improvements will help ensure she is able to remain in her home for the rest of her life.
Volunteers will work alongside Carter Oosterhouse, founder of the Carter’s Kids Foundation, to finish construction of the playground.
“I am truly excited to partner with Lowe’s and our other partners for this special Kickoff to Rebuild project,” said Sandra Henriquez, chief operating officer, Rebuilding Together. “It is partnerships like this that give volunteers the opportunity to transform communities and provide much needed critical repairs to the homes of long-time residents.”
Other project supporters include Bank of America, Bose, CBRE, Chicanos Por La Causa, DirecTV, FedEx and NextGen Home.
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About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together works to strengthen the lives of our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. As we help to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country, our lasting impact extends beyond each home. Learn more and get involved at RebuildingTogether.org.
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.
About Carter’s Kids:
Carter’s Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and promoting awareness of fitness and self-esteem for America’s youth. Founded in 2008 by TV host Carter Oosterhouse, the purpose of Carter’s Kids is to increase the activity level of kids by building and developing community parks and playgrounds in their neighborhoods. These play spaces have been found to have a positive effect on the cognitive, social and physical development of the children who use them.
About Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun:
Our mission at Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun is to engage community partners and volunteers in the revitalization of neighborhoods. Through home repair, modifications and improvements, we provide needy low-income senior, veteran and disabled individuals with a safer, more independent and comfortable life. Since 1991, RTVOS has engaged more than 60,000 volunteers from nearly 500 organizations throughout Arizona. Our philanthropic efforts have resulted in $7 million in repairs at over 1,900 homes and 60 nonprofit facilities.
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