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REBUILDING TOGETHER, LOWE’S TACKLE HOME REPAIRS FOR LOCAL LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

April 19, 2011
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04/20/11  Rebuilding Together of Marshall County and Lowe’s will team up on April 30th to help make improvements to five homes in Marshall County as part of National Rebuilding Day. Volunteers will be painting, window replacement, roof repair and general spring yard work. This year volunteers group are; First United Methodist Church, Blueberry Festival board, Trinity United Methodist Church, CenturyLink employees, Plymouth Church of the Brethren and Evangelical Covenant Church.  Homes being helped this year are in Argos, Culver and Plymouth. Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation provided a $5,000 grant to support the project.

Rebuilding Together’s  National Rebuilding Day occurs yearly, during the last weekend of April. This year, Rebuilding Together will repair approximately 3,500 low-income homes and community facilities during National Rebuilding Day.                                           

Since 2007, Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has contributed $4 million to Rebuilding Together to help rehabilitate nearly 400 homes.

The picture is House Captain Barb White, Board President Richard Markey and Materials Specialist, Glenn Anders. Looking over final plans for the workday on April 30th

 ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER

Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America’s largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, aging in place and Gulf Coast reconstruction. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether. Media Contact: BCarter@rebuildingtogether.org (202) 518-3500.

ABOUT LOWE’S

Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education, has brought more than $5 million in grants to K-12 public schools every year since its inception in 2005. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and  our national nonprofit partners such as Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. In 2010, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  To learn more, visit Lowes.com/socialresponsibility.

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