Greenwood, S.C. — Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity has joined forces with Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers from 14 Upstate stores in a first of its kind daylong blitz to revitalize Greenwood’s Westside neighborhood.
On Tuesday, May 24, store teams will work across the Westside neighborhood to complete projects such as home repairs, installing neighborhood signs and cleaning up the local community center. These projects will support the work that Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity does in a continued partnership with the Westside community. The work will also support a yearlong effort between Habitat for Humanity International and Lowe’s to help 1,000 families build or repair their homes by the holidays.
Greenwood Area Habitat has a longstanding relationship with the Westside neighborhood, and has previously built 17 homes in the community. They are also actively involved in community efforts to improve the neighborhood’s quality of life. This daylong neighborhood revitalization blitz is an opportunity to address many of these quality of life issues.
This project is made possible by a $70,000 grant from Lowe’s. Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity is one of only 19 Habitat affiliates across the country to receive Lowe’s support of their community revitalization project, and the only affiliate in South Carolina to do so.
Kickoff for the blitz begins at 8 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 418 Marion Avenue, one of several churches in the neighborhood. Work will wrap up at approximately 4 p.m.
“We are proud to serve the Westside neighborhood, and we are grateful to Lowe’s for helping our efforts to go even further through their neighborhood revitalization grant,” said Chad Charles, Executive Director of Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity. “We hope this is the beginning of a continued partnership between Lowe’s, our organization, and the neighborhoods that we work in.”
Lowe’s awarded $1.5 million in grants to 19 Habitat for Humanity organizations across the country to support more than 400 community projects as part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program, an effort to serve more families through community development partnerships. A national partner since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat for Humanity and helped more than 5,500 families improve their living conditions.
About Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity:
Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1988 with the mission of putting God’s love into action by bringing people together to build houses, communities, and hope. Since its founding, the organization has served 81 families by building 72 homes, and engaging in neighborhood revitalization projects across the Greenwood community. Learn more at www.greenwoodhabitat.org.
About Lowe’s in the Community:
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 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 more than $250 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.