News

Lowe's, Habitat For Humanity Help Build Homes in 10 Cities To Launch 'Hammers for Habitat' Volunteer Drive

Lowes and Habitat for Humanity unite for Hammers for Habitat build in Times Square

NEW YORK CITY (March 20, 2014) – On Thursday, Hundreds of Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers teamed up with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build homes in 10 cities across America and kick off "Hammers for Habitat," a nationwide volunteer drive to mobilize 100,000 new volunteers to raise a hammer for Habitat this year.

 

From Seattle to Atlanta, volunteers framed homes in Lowe's store parking lots and left several standing through the weekend to raise awareness of the need for volunteers to help Habitat reach its goal of serving one million people annually by 2018. In New York, volunteers from eight Lowe's stores partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County to raise the walls of a new home in the middle of Times Square.

 

"To help a family that was really hard hit, it's just a great thing. It really does renew your faith in people," said Leslie Morris, whose home of 16 years was destroyed by Hurric

Hammers for Habitat Times Square

ane Sandy. "There are great people out there that want to do good things for people that had some bad things happen to them. Maybe that will inspire other people to get involved."

“We were thrilled to play a small role in a mission that is so critical to the local communities and we plan on being there to assist Leslie and her family in Sea Bright, NJ this summer,” said Steve Palecek, Account Director at Synergy. 

 

In addition to New York City, homes were framed in Lowe's parking lots in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, La., Charlotte, N.C., Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle and St. Louis. In the coming months, Habitat will work in partnership with local families in those cities to complete the homes. 

 

Lowe's recently renewed its commitment to Habitat for Humanity with a five-year, $23.5 million donation that will bring Lowe's total contributions to more than $63 million since 2003. In celebration of their renewed partnership, Lowe's and Habitat launched Hammers for Habitat. They are asking men and women across America to give one day to help make the dream of home ownership a reality for a family in their community. Individuals interested in volunteering can find more information at Habitat.org/Lowes.