http://www.glasshousecollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/lowes-centic-2-scaled.jpg 1440 2560 Teal http://www.glasshousecollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ghc-logo-large-2.png Teal2017-10-16 01:47:502017-10-16 01:47:50Habitat’s LOWE’S Day!
Lowe’s Heroes employees were among more than 30 volunteers to join forces with Habitat for Humanity
of Greater Chattanooga Area on Thursday, September 14 to complete neighborhood development projects in Historic Glass Farm Neighborhood located in East Chattanooga. Lowe’s contributes $56,780 grant and volunteers to support two new home builds, repairs on 7 homes, installation of a trail head, and commercial space rehabilitation.
Volunteers completed repairs on the homes of three residents, built a trail head connecting state park trails to the neighborhood, and supported commercial renovation of Glass House Collectives’ new temporary headquarters located at 2513 N. Chamberlain Avenue, formerly Ray Records.
Over the past 12 months, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area has devoted their efforts to promote neighborhood development in East Chattanooga. To date, a dozen homeowners have had beautification projects or home repairs completed with the help of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization team and dedicated volunteers, in addition to four new homes that have been constructed for dedicated partner families.
Lowe’s awarded $1.75 million in grants to 22 Habitat for Humanity organizations across the country to support more than 84 community projects as part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program, an effort to serve more families through community development partnerships. A national partner since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat for Humanity and helped more than 6,500 families improve their living conditions.
Neighborhood Revitalization program coordinator, Daniel Gamble directed the work and was pleased about working together all day.“One thing that makes the Lowe’s grant successful for everybody is that we already have a standing partnership with Lowe’s that’s been healthy and consistent over the years. Sometimes when Habitat gets grants we have to strive to find unity between their funding and our mission. But Lowe’s knows the work we do because their team is serving with us regularly,” Daniel said.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area
At work in Chattanooga since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area is a faith based non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the Chattanooga area by working with financial partners and volunteers to build simple, decent and affordable homes for low income families. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga’s corporate partners, volunteers, and families have built 271 homes providing more than 1,000 women, men, and children with the joy and security of Habitat homeownership.
As part of Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to transform communities and expand their impact, Habitat launched its Neighborhood Revitalization Program in 2013. The program encompasses community engagement, completion of critical home repair projects and exterior repair and preservation. The intent of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program is to enhance the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods through partnering with residents, nonprofits, funders, and volunteers.
For the past three years, Habitat focused their efforts on 37 homes in the Bushtown Neighborhood. Habitat transitioned out of Bushtown and is now working in the Historic Glass Farm Neighborhood.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.