Celebrating more than a decade of working with Habitat for Humanity® to build homes and hope, Lowe’s touched the lives of thousands of people in 2013 through a range of programs that strengthened communities throughout the nation.
Lowe’s contributed more than $4 million in grants and supported Habitat projects from Portland, Oregon, to Fort Myers, Florida. Along with funding, Lowe’s provides the dedicated support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers. Over the past decade, Lowe’s employees have donated thousands of volunteer hours building, repairing and renovating homes alongside partner families in local communities.
Together with Habitat for Humanity, Lowe’s has helped ensure safe and affordable housing in partnership with more than 3,000 families in all 50 states.
In 2013, Lowe’s supported several initiatives:
- As the national underwriter of the Habitat for Humanity Women Build program, Lowe’s invested $1.75 million in National Women Build Week. The annual initiative challenges women across the United States to support Habitat during the week of Mother’s Day. Lowe’s donated $5,000 to each of the 300 participating affiliates across the country, and Lowe’s Heroes conducted more than 230 how-to clinics at stores to teach women construction skills.
- Lowe’s contributed $1 million in grants to help Habitat complete nearly 50 local improvement projects in Indianapolis, Jackson, Mississippi, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Portland, Oregon. Lowe’s awarded each Habitat affiliate $250,000 for projects ranging from critical repairs to new home construction as part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
- In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Lowe’s contributed $100,000 to Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity to help build seven homes in the Alamosa neighborhood. Lowe’s also supported a community celebration and provided volunteer assistance for the Hispanic Heritage projects for the second consecutive year.
- More than 200 celebrities, corporate executives and community volunteers took part in Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ Power Women Power Tools event supported by Lowe’s. Lowe’s contributed $100,000, and Lowe’s Heroes helped frame walls for 120 homes in the local community.
- To celebrate the 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, Lowe’s joined an estimated 3,000 volunteers to build, renovate and repair more than 80 homes in Denver, New York City, Union Beach, New Jersey, Oakland and San Jose, California.
Together with Habitat for Humanity, Lowe’s has helped ensure safe and affordable housing in partnership with more than 3,000 families in all 50 states. Our commitment to Habitat through 2018 will bring Lowe’s contributions to more than $63 million since 2003.
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Since 2003, Lowe’s employees have donated thousands of volunteer hours building, repairing and renovating homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Lowe’s contributed $1.75 million and the help of hundreds of Lowe’s Heroes during National Women Build Week, an annual initiative that challenges women across the United States to support Habitat during the week of Mother’s Day.
More than 40 Lowe’s Heroes helped brighten the Cully neighborhood in northeast Portland, Ore., during a two-day Rock the Block event.
Lowe’s volunteers raise their hammers to help build a home in Charlotte, N.C.
Habitat deployed three mobile response units to tornado disaster areas in Texas and Oklahoma. The vehicles were outfitted with tools and equipment donated by Bosch and Lowe’s.
A family in the Alamosa neighborhood of Albuquerque, N.M., celebrates the groundbreaking of their new home being built with Lowe’s support during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
A Lowe’s volunteer paints siding on a home receiving critical repairs in the Globeville community near Denver, Colo., during the 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, returned to New York, site of the first Carter Work Project in 1984.
Lowe’s Heroes helped frame walls for 120 homes in Los Angeles during Habitat’s Power Women Power Tools event.
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