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Lowe's to Team with Memphis Habitat on Nov. 7 for Uptown Revitalization

Lowe's to Team with Memphis Habitat on Nov. 7 for Uptown Revitalization

Lowe’s contributes $70,000 grant and volunteer support to demolish vacant properties, beautify existing homes

 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis and forty volunteers, including Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, will work together on Friday, Nov. 7 to revitalize part of the Uptown neighborhood. Lowe’s awarded Memphis Habitat a $70,000 grant to help complete the project.

Memphis Habitat will use the funds to construct new homes, beautify existing single-family properties and demolish vacant properties in the Uptown neighborhood. On Nov. 7, a brief program will be held to kickoff the demolition of a vacant property on North Manassas Street, and then Lowe’s Heroes and other volunteers will work together to beautify five homes on North Manassas Street through exterior painting and landscaping.

The grant is part of nearly $1 million in funding Lowe’s awarded 11 Habitat affiliates for neighborhood revitalization projects. The nationwide grant program is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s new five-year partnership with Habitat that will bring Lowe’s total contributions to the organization to more than $63 million since 2003. In celebration of the renewed partnership and to help Habitat reach its goal of serving one million people annually by 2018, Lowe’s and Habitat teamed up to launch  a nationwide volunteer drive to get more hands on hammers to support Habitat’s work. Individuals interested in volunteering for future Habitat projects can sign up at the event or visit Habitat.org/Lowes for more information.

Through Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization efforts, 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.

Memphis Habitat will share updates throughout the project via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to follow the #LowesForHabitat hashtag!

 

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

Habitat for Humanity 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 430 homes in the Memphis area, completed 70-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. Partner families make a down payment, attend a multi-week homebuyer education course and invest hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” into the construction of their homes and other Habitat homes.

About Lowe’s in the Community

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.  

 

Posted by Jessica Hord at 4:14 PM
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