Lowe's Teams Up With Habitat For Humanity Of Greater Memphis To Host Uptown Neighborhood Revitalization Day
Lowe’s contributes $70,000
and volunteer support toward new home
and neighborhood improvements.
TN.] (Nov. 9, 2015) — Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Memphis and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will construct a new home and work on neighborhood projects including the
installation of fencing for seven
Habitat homeowners as part of an Uptown Neighborhood Revitalization Day on
Lowe’s awarded Memphis Habitat a $70,000
grant to support the revitalization of the Uptown neighborhood. The funding is
part of $1.2 million in grants Lowe’s awarded 14 Habitat affiliates across the
country to support more than 300 Neighborhood Revitalization projects.
“Our revitalization partnership with Lowe’s first began
in 2014, as Lowe’s Heroes came out to help beautify the Uptown neighborhood and
tackle blight. We are grateful to Lowe’s for their generous support and for continuing
our partnership in the redevelopment of Uptown,” said Dwayne Spencer, president
and CEO of Memphis Habitat. “Because of partners like Lowe’s, we are able to
help families obtain affordable housing and improve conditions in
The funds will
be used to construct a new home on the site where Lowe’s and Memphis Habitat
demolished a blighted property last year. Additional supported projects will
include installing fencing for seven existing Habitat homeowners in Uptown, a
neighborhood presentation on “Crime Prevention through Environmental Design”
highlighting how to make small home and property changes to improve personal
safety, and purchasing a van that will be converted into a “Mobile Tool Center”
for future home repairs, neighborhood cleanups and beautification projects.
“Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program has
made a lasting impact in communities across the country,” said Joan
Higginbotham, Lowe's director of community relations. “Lowe's is proud to
support Memphis Habitat to make a difference in the Memphis community.”
Neighborhood Revitalization approach, Habitat affiliates offer an expanded
array of housing services and partner with local residents, housing leaders,
community groups and businesses to transform neighborhoods and enhance the quality
of life in communities.
partner since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat for
Humanity and helped more than 4,000 families improve their living conditions. Each
year, Lowe’s provides grants and volunteer assistance to affiliates, supports
National Women Build Week and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach
volunteers construction skills.
for Humanity of Greater Memphis
Humanity of Greater Memphis is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing by creating sustainable, affordable
homeownership opportunities for families in need and providing critical home
repairs to low-income homeowners. Since its founding in 1983, Memphis
Habitat has built more than 440 homes in the Memphis area, completed 80-plus
critical repair projects in Uptown and funded the construction of 64 homes
abroad. Habitat houses are built with volunteer labor and sold to partner families, at no profit and with no interest
charged. For more information, please visit www.MemphisHabitat.com.
About Lowe’s in the
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 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 more than
$225 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.