Habitat for Humanity International announced on June 6 that Lowe’s, the home improvement big box store, has committed $6 million to support home repair and rehab projects undertaken by local Habitat affiliates over the next two years.
According to a news release by Habitat, through the partnership with Lowe’s, the two-year funding scheme will finance four grants addressing health and safety needs in owner-occupied homes. This year, 75 local Habitat affiliates will use this funding to complete more than 400 projects across the U.S., including critical home repairs, home performance improvements, community revitalization, repairs and modifications.
“We are thrilled to have the support of Lowe’s for another two years,” said Tolli Love, chief development officer at Habitat for Humanity International. “A safe, decent and affordable home can have a significant impact on a family’s health and well-being. Through our partnership with Lowe’s, we are furthering our commitment to building and improving homes where families can thrive and communities can transform.”
Last year, Lowe’s and Habitat announced a renewed focus of their national partnership to support home repair and preservation efforts. During 2022, the nonprofit said Lowe’s helped 100 local Habitat affiliates complete 680 projects, providing 550 owner-occupied households with the necessary repairs and modifications to help owners safely stay and age in their homes.
The multi-million dollar pledge includes a commitment of $100,000 to support Habitat’s Cost of Home national advocacy campaign, which brings local Habitat organizations, partners, volunteers and community members together.
Lowe’s will also support Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, held this fall in Charlotte, N.C., from Oct. 1-6, 2023. As one of the Diamond Sponsors for the event, Lowe’s has committed $1 million to support the construction of 20 new homes. During the weeklong build event, future homeowners will work alongside Lowe’s red vest associates and other volunteers.
“Over the course of our 20-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity, we have seen firsthand the transformative power that critical home repairs can have on a community when people can continue to live in their homes,” said Janice Dupré, Lowe’s executive vice president of human resources.
“Lowe’s is committed to making homes better for all, and we are grateful to Habitat for Humanity and all of our associate volunteers for their dedication to improving access to safe and affordable housing nationwide,” Dupré added.
Since their national partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s and Habitat have worked together to help more than 18,000 people build or improve a place to call home. Lowe’s has committed nearly $90 million to help families improve their living conditions, provided donated products to local Habitat affiliates and engaged associate volunteers nationwide.
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