Expanded Partnership Makes More Critical Home Repairs Possible for Low-Income Homeowners Across the Country
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2014 /3BL Media/- Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person, today announced a $2.5 million donation from Lowe’s to support the mission of providing critical home repairs for low-income homeowners.
To kick off this year’s partnership, Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will join with community members in Nashville on May 29-31 to provide critical repairs to 15 homes and build a playground. Throughout the year, Lowe’s will also team with Rebuilding Together to complete neighborhood revitalization projects in California, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and North Carolina.
A national partner since 2007, Lowe’s funds Rebuilding Together’s signature community programs, including Kickoff to Rebuild, an NFL-sanctioned community rebuild event, and other community revitalization projects across the country. In addition to funding, Lowe’s supports Rebuilding Together projects with thousands of Lowe’s Heroes.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates Lowe’s commitment in helping Rebuilding Together fulfill its vision of a safe and healthy home for every person,” said Charley Shimanski, Rebuilding Together’s president and CEO. “From its financial contributions to the physical support of its employee volunteers at rebuild projects, we are grateful to Lowe’s for its commitment to making a difference for families and communities in need.”
Since 2007, Lowe’s has contributed more than $11 million to Rebuilding Together to improve local communities. With the help of Lowe’s Heroes, Lowe’s and Rebuilding Together have renovated and rehabilitated more than 1,200 homes and assisted approximately 13,000 individuals, assisting low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners with critical repairs, accessibility and safety modifications and energy-efficiency updates.
“Our partnership with Rebuilding Together is a natural extension of our work to help people improve and maintain their homes,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe’s director of community relations. “With thousands of hours of help from volunteers, we’re able to enhance the quality of life for homeowners in communities across the country.”
Lowe’s funding also supports Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program helping build their capacity. These funds enable nearly 35 affiliates to assist more homeowners and complete additional rebuilding projects in local communities in 23 states.
About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 187 local affiliates complete more than 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us- visit www.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/SocialResponsibilityand LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.