DUPAGE HABITAT RECEIVES $40,000 LOWE'S GRANT FOR HANOVER PARK'S GREENBROOK TANGLEWOOD COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION
Lowe's Heroes Join MLK Build Up Day
Wheaton, IL (July 3, 2018) DuPage Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a $40,000 grant from Lowe’s to revitalize the Greenbrook Tanglewood neighborhood in Hanover Park as part of Habitat for Humanity’s nationwide Neighborhood Revitalization program, which serves families through community development partnerships. Lowe’s awarded $1.48 million in grants to 16 local Habitat organizations across the country to support more than 84 community improvement projects ranging from neighborhood planning to critical home repairs.
DuPage Habitat will use the funds for resident leadership training, developing a stronger sense of community. The resident leadership training will equip community members to be leaders who are prepared to lead action and advocacy. They will also sponsor two Community Days, with Lowe’s Heroes having joined them on July 14, 2018 for MLK Build Up Day.
“We are so grateful to Lowe’s for their generous support in our community and around the U.S.,” said Dave Neary, executive director of DuPage Habitat. “Through their support of this program, we are able to improve conditions in our neighborhood and help build safe, stable communities.”
Through Neighborhood Revitalization efforts, DuPage Habitat offers an array of housing services and partner with local residents, housing leaders, community groups and businesses to transform neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life in communities.
“Lowe’s shares Habitat’s vision that having a safe, stable home helps bring strength, security and independence to families and ultimately communities,” said Colleen B. Penhall, Lowe’s vice president of corporate social responsibility. “It’s important for us to support Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program and help revive neighborhoods like Greenbrook Tanglewood, making them places where people love to live.”
A national Habitat for Humanity partner since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to help more than 17,000 families improve their living conditions. Each year, Lowe’s provides grants and volunteer assistance to local affiliates, supports National Women Build Week and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit https://corporate.lowes.com/newsroom or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.