Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
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Lawrence Habitat for Humanity receives $16,000 grant from Lowe’s to improve home safety and health outcomes in Lawrence.
Lawrence, KS — Lawrence Habitat for Humanity has received a $16,000 grant from Lowe’s to help complete four critical repair projects in Lawrence, Kansas. 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.
Erika Zimmerman, Lawrence Habitat Executive Director shares, “We are excited to partner with Lowe’s to expand our critical repair program to work on our first ever Cooperative Housing repair project. This funding will provide multiple families living under the same roof a safer, more accessible home.”
This funding will provide necessary repairs to three cooperative houses, the Sunflower House, Ad Astra House and the Olive House, all operated by Peoples Owned and Operated Collective Housing (POOCH). Critical repairs include a front porch repair, full roof replacement, upgraded HVAC systems and a roof repair.
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, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will be able to further its efforts of helping families in Lawrence 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 Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
Since 1989, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity has built more than 100 homes in Douglas County and repaired many homes through our “Aging in Place” and critical repair programs in Douglas and Jefferson counties. Lawrence Habitat is proud to build strong and stable neighborhoods by building strong and stable homes.
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.