"A CALL TO SERVE” – LOWE’S 2013 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

Rebuilding Together

Lowe’s teams with Rebuilding Together® to revitalize communities and help people across the United States improve and maintain their homes. Since 2007, Lowe’s has contributed more than $9 million and helped renovate and rehabilitate more than 1,200 homes nationwide in partnership with Rebuilding Together.

Through our grant programs, we provide low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners with free home repairs, energy-efficiency updates, and accessibility and safety modifications. The majority of homeowners served by Rebuilding Together are living at or below the federal poverty line, leaving them less disposable income to make essential home repairs. As low-income families and communities find themselves increasingly vulnerable, Lowe’s is working with Rebuilding Together to broaden the scope of our assistance.

Since the start of our partnership with Rebuilding Together, 3,000 Lowe’s Heroes have assisted more than 12,000 individuals, delivering repairs valued at more than $17 million.

Lowe’s $2 million contribution in 2013 helped provide critical renovations for hundreds of families. Our focus is on strengthening and stabilizing entire neighborhoods, and we do that with the help of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers. Since the start of our partnership with Rebuilding Together, 3,000 Lowe’s Heroes have assisted more than 12,000 individuals, delivering repairs valued at more than $17 million.

In 2013, nearly 900 Lowe’s Heroes helped revitalize eight communities at neighborhood rebuilding events across the country:

  • Lowe’s partnered with Rebuilding Together and the NFL to host Kickoff to Rebuild in the Algiers neighborhood in McClendonville, Louisiana, where Lowe’s Heroes renovated homes and helped build a playground for the community.
  • More than 600 Lowe’s Heroes joined volunteers from Rebuilding Together and Carter’s Kids to restore homes and improve recreational spaces at neighborhood rebuilding events in Columbus, Ohio, Hartford, Connecticut, Houston, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Phoenix.
  • Lowe’s brought together long-time partners Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together for the first time to revitalize a local community in Charlotte, North Carolina. More than 120 Lowe’s Heroes joined Habitat Charlotte and Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte to build a new home and make improvements to 41 additional homes.
  • Lowe’s continued to help rebuild the homes and communities of families impacted by Hurricane Sandy. More than 500 volunteers from Lowe’s and Meredith Corporation joined Rebuilding Together to renovate 10 homes and revitalize the surrounding community in the hard-hit Gerritsen Beach section of Brooklyn, New York. Lowe’s Heroes also helped rebuild East Rockaway High School’s theater in Long Island, New York, and completed critical home repairs and restoration projects in Moonachie, New Jersey.

Lowe’s also helps ensure that Rebuilding Together’s assistance will continue throughout local communities in the coming years. We support Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program, CapacityCorps. The national program of 65 full-time AmeriCorps members serves 35 Rebuilding Together affiliates, building their capacity to serve additional low-income homeowners. In 2013, Capacity Corps recruited more than 19,000 volunteers and repaired and renovated nearly 1,700 housing units.

Homeowners nationwide shared their appreciation for Lowe’s volunteer support and partnership with Rebuilding Together.

“Lowe’s has given me an early Christmas present that I never dreamed possible,” said Wisconsin homeowner Mary Alice Kuehl. “It was great to see people give with such caring and grace, and have such pride in the work they were doing. My world has completely changed due to the generosity of the volunteers, Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s.”

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