Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity addresses home safety and health in South Metro Atlanta region thanks to $30,000 grant from Lowe’s
Thanks to the Lowe’s Grant, Ms. Crawford received a new roof, bathroom repairs, HVAC servicing, and more.
JONESBORO, GA (October 27, 2022) —Southern Crescent Habitat received a $30,000 grant from Lowe’s to help complete three Critical Home Repair projects for seniors in the South Metro Atlanta region. The funding is part of Lowe’s partnership renewal with Habitat for Humanity that includes a donation of $2.5 million to support 100 local Habitat organizations undertaking home repair and rehab projects across the U.S.
“With the state of the economy, so many people are trying to maintain and preserve the homes that they’ve worked so hard to build. We are excited that through the Lowe’s grant, we have helped three more families with extensive repairs that they may not have otherwise been able to afford,” exclaims COO Elizabeth Duncan.
Southern Crescent Habitat focused its efforts on aiding seniors who were in dire need of critical home repair. With 10,000 people turning 65 each day, the need for safety and home modifications is growing in communities. Not only did the home repairs provide the seniors with a peace of mind, but it will allow them to age in place. Some of the projects included roofing, bathroom modifications, and HVAC replacements.
Homeowner Ms. Bryant is a cancer patient that is currently in the process of receiving her repairs. She contacted Sothern Crescent Habitat because her “house of 27 years needed some repairs, and she didn’t have the money.”
Access to quality, affordable home repair and modification services continues to be out of reach for low to moderate income households across the nation. With the support of this funding, Southern Crescent Habitat can further its efforts of helping families in Clayton, Henry, and Fayette counties address critical health and safety issues in their homes.
Lowe’s and Habitat began their partnership in 2003. Since then, Lowe’s has supported many of the global housing nonprofit’s efforts, including the Women Build Program and Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program. Lowe’s has also supported Habitat’s Cost of Home national advocacy campaign and sponsored local Habitat builds and employee volunteer days, in addition to providing affiliate grants and donated products. Lowe’s commitment through 2022 will bring the company’s total contributions to Habitat to more than $84 million.
About Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes and completes home repairs for income-qualified families, who need a hand up, not a handout. Through education and financial literacy, families are prepared to be successful homeowners. By partnerships with volunteers and donors in Clayton, Henry, and Fayette Counties, their mission of building homes, communities and hope is possible. Since 1986, they have built, renovated and repaired more than 420 homes. For more information, please visit us at www.schabitat.org.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE 50 home improvement company serving approximately 19 million customer transactions a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2021 sales of over $96 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service nearly 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.