Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s to ‘Rebuild-A-Block’ in Communities Throughout the Country
Washington, D.C., April 13, 2017 – Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit rebuilding communities in need across the country, will partner with Lowe's to launch its Rebuild-a-Block program and restore homes and neighborhood service centers in Tampa, Fla., Henderson, Nev. and Fayetteville, N.C. Nearly 200 Lowe's Heroes employees will provide critical home repairs to their neighbors in need at no cost to them.
Additionally, Lowe's is providing 33 Rebuilding Together affiliates with $450,000 in grant money to increase their impact and rebuild homes throughout the country.
"Lowe's has made a significant commitment to provide our neighbors with the necessary repairs to remain in their home," said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "Our continued partnership has been crucial to Rebuilding Together's mission of rebuilding our communities and serving individuals in need."
In Tampa, Fla. Lowe's Heroes will provide critical repairs for five homeowners and revitalize the Rosa Valdez Daycare Center in Old West Tampa on April 19 and 20. The center has been serving the neighborhood for over 100 years by providing daycare and developmental services to disadvantaged children.
On May 16 and 17, Lowe's Heroes will rebuild 4 homes and a community center in Henderson, Nev., southeast of Las Vegas. Henderson was first incorporated during WWII and was a major production hub for munitions and airplane parts. Along with nearby Boulder City, the area housed many of the workers who built the Hoover Dam.
On June 13 and 14, Lowe's Heroes will also rebuild 4 homes and a community space serving the Fayetteville, N.C. community. The area was struck by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, causing $1.5 billion of flood damage to 100,000 homes, businesses, and government buildings in the state.
With the support of Lowe’s Heroes, Rebuilding Together has completed over 1,500 projects, impacting 16,000 of our neighbors since 2007.
“Lowe’s shares Rebuilding Together’s vision in providing a safe and healthy home for every person,” said James Frison, Lowe’s Community Relations Director. “It takes dedicated, hard work to keep a house in good condition. Our Lowe’s Heroes love being part of the Rebuild-a-Block program that helps homeowners make the necessary repairs to ensure a safe environment and keep a house feeling like a home.”
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