Lowe’s Builds Community Gardens In College Park and Mural by Forward Warrior

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity recieves $50,000 Lowe’s Grant to Revitalize Normandy and Faith Park Neighborhoods

Lowe’s Heroes Will Complete Critical Home Repairs and Build Resident Gardens

Jonesboro, GA  (October 19, 2015) — Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity  was awarded a $50,000 grant from Lowe’s to revitalize the Normandy and Faith Park  neighborhoods in College Park, Ga.,  as part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization, a nationwide program dedicated to serving more families through community development partnerships. Lowe’s awarded $1.2 million in grants to 14 Habitat affiliates across the country to support more than 300 community improvement projects ranging from critical repairs to new home construction.

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, Southern Crescent Habitat held their “Grow the Block” community improvement event.   Lowe’s Heroes built 20 garden beds for families in the neighborhood encouraging sustainable growth and a healthy lifestyle.  Simultaneously, a group of artists from Forward Warrior painted a 50ft mural at the front of the neighborhood (5110 Norman Blvd, College Park GA 30349) to highlight homes, communities and hope available for public viewing.  Future plans in the Normandy and Faith Park subdivision include several critical home repairs and one home rehabilitation project of a vacant property in the neighborhood.

“We are grateful to Lowe’s for their generous support, thank you for helping us to continue to grow the block” said Kem Kimbrough, Chief Executive Officer of Southern Crescent Habitat. “Because of partners like Lowe’s, we are able to help families obtain affordable housing and improve conditions in neighborhoods.” “This is awesome for us just like it is for you all, thank you for having us out here”, said Stockbridge Store Manager Richie Carter.

Through Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization efforts, 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.

“Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program has made a lasting impact in communities across the country,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe’s director of community relations. “Lowe’s is proud to support Southern Crescent Habitat to make a difference in the College Park community.”

A national partner since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat for Humanity and helped more than 4,000 families improve their living conditions. Each year, Lowe’s provides grants and volunteer assistance to affiliates, supports National Women Build Week and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.