Hartford, CT – Lowe’s is working with Rebuilding Together Hartford to ensure local homeowners stay warm and save energy during fall and winter months with a series of home weatherization and rehabilitation projects slated for the fall. Since 2007, The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has donated a total of $4 million to Rebuilding Together, supporting more than 450 Lowe’s and Rebuilding Together projects nationwide.
Throughout the course of the fall, Lowe’s will complete projects in 40 cities, including Rebuilding Together Hartford. The projects focus on rehabilitations and renovations that address weatherization and energy efficiency needs within the home, to ensure a safe and warm environment for families.
Rebuilding Together Hartford will work with 20 volunteers, including employees from Lowe’s, to install new, energy-efficient windows and storm doors at the home of Michelle Reynolds, a single mother with two children. In addition, volunteers will insulate her attic, make repairs to her kitchen ceiling, install new flooring in the kitchen, and install a new surround in the shower.
“Helping local residents stay warm and save energy this winter is as simple as getting out into the local community and helping our neighbors seal and insulate their homes,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “Weatherization goes a long way in creating a warm, efficient home environment for residents and families in need this winter, and we stand ready to help.”
“Lowe’s has been an incredible advocate for energy efficiency practices, and continue to support Rebuilding Together through their extensive resources and volunteers,” said Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Our work with Lowe’s has delivered more than $8 million in market value reinvested back into communities, helping homeowners and families live considerably better lives.”
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has also partnered with Rebuilding Together and Carter’s Kids to build playgrounds across the country for communities-in-need. Throughout the course of 2010 – 2011, six playground builds will be completed for children, to address and encourage healthy activity and recreation in America’s younger generations.