Memphis Habitat to Host FREE How-To Clinics with Lowe's and Kick Off Fall Building Season Aug. 28
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Memphis Habitat to Host FREE How-To Clinics with Lowe's and Kick Off Fall Building Season Aug. 28

Memphis Habitat to Host FREE How-To Clinics with Lowe's, Kick Off Fall Building Season Aug. 28

$70,000 Lowe’s grant will fund clinics, new home construction and vacant property demolition

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will host free how-to clinics with Lowe’s and a build kickoff celebration on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. at Memphis Habitat at 7136 Winchester Road.

Clinics will be held in the Memphis Habitat parking lot from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will focus on painting and working with hardware and power tools. A short program to celebrate the kickoff of Habitat’s fall 2014 building season and Habitat homeowners’ graduation from homebuyer education class will be held immediately following the clinics. More information is available at

Lowe’s awarded a $70,000 grant to Memphis Habitat as part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization effort to serve more families through community development partnerships. Lowe’s contributed nearly $1 million in funding to 11 Habitat affiliates across the country to support community improvement projects ranging from critical repairs to new home construction.

“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Lowe’s for this generous gift, and we look forward to working with them this fall as we continue our efforts to revitalize the Uptown community,” said Dwayne Spencer, executive director of Memphis Habitat. “The work that Habitat does in communities is possible because of the support we receive from dedicated volunteers and partners like Lowe’s.”

Memphis Habitat will use the funds to construct new homes, beautify existing single-family properties and demolish vacant properties in the Uptown neighborhood.

“Lowes is excited to partner with Habitat to bring lasting change to communities in need,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe’s director of community relations. “Through these Neighborhood Revitalization efforts, we’re serving more families and meeting additional critical needs in the places our customers call home.”

Through Habitat’s 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.

A national partner since 2003, Lowe’s recently renewed its commitment to Habitat for Humanity with a five-year, $23.5 million donation that will bring Lowe’s total contributions to more than $63 million. 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 “Hammers for Habitat,” 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 for more information.  

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. For more information, please visit or follow Memphis Habitat at or

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 and  

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