SOUTHERN CRESCENT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO USE $70,000 LOWE’S GRANT TO REVITALIZE NORMANDY & FAITH PARK NEIGHBORHOODS
Lowe’s Heroes and volunteers to beautify lawns and perform critical home repairs
College Park, GA (August 20, 2014) — Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a $70,000 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 nearly $1 million in grants to 11 Habitat affiliates across the country to support more than 100 community improvement projects ranging from critical repairs to new home construction.
Southern Crescent Habitat will use the funds to carry out various neighborhood revitalization activities in the neighborhood including lawn beautification, foreclosure intervention, critical home repair, resident leadership development and the establishment of a neighborhood park.
“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Lowe’s for this generous gift,” said Minka Parish, Interim CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat. “The work that Habitat does in communities is possible because of the support we receive from dedicated volunteers and partners like Lowe’s.”
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.
”Lowe’s is excited to partner with Habitat to bring lasting change to communities in need,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe’s director of community relations. “Through these Neighborhood Revitalization efforts, we’re serving more families and meeting additional critical needs in the places our customers call home.”
A national partner since 2003, Lowe’s recently renewed its commitment to Habitat for Humanity with a five-year, $23.5 million donation that will bring Lowe’s total contributions to more than $63 million. In celebration of the renewed partnership and to help Habitat reach its goal of serving one million people annually by 2018, Lowe’s and Habitat teamed up to launch “Hammers for Habitat,” a nationwide volunteer drive to get more hands on hammers to support Habitat’s work. Individuals interested in volunteering can find more information at Habitat.org/Lowes.
About Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity helps low income families improve their futures and to find opportunity and stability. They help build stronger families and neighborhoods through homeowner education which includes financial literacy and by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive, affordable homes and to repair existing homes. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit schabitat.org.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.