Hometown Habitat News

Sponsor of the Month – Lowe’s

A community impact project made possible by Lowes + Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter has received a $16,000 grant from Lowe’s to help complete one critical home repair project in Leesburg, Florida. With the support from Lowe’s, Habitat Lake-Sumter is supporting aging-in-place by improving the home safety and livability for seniors within our service area.

The funding support and partnership from Lowe’s ensures Habitat Lake-Sumter can continue its efforts of helping families address critical health and safety issues in their homes. As the winter months approach, critical improvements like window and roof replacements and energy improvements keep temperatures regulated in the home, while interior renovations reinforce the home safety which is especially necessary for our senior homeowners.

For Evelyn, who cares for her elderly parents, ensuring their home safety is imperative. “I’m constantly worried about falls and their safety when I’m not around. I’m thankful for Habitat and Lowe’s for easing my worries and making sure their home is safe.” says Evelyn, whose parents are recipients of this year’s Lowe’s funding.

“Critical repairs not only extend the life of a home, but these repairs ensure that our seniors can safely remain in the comfort of the homes as they age, while also preserving the precious memories and traditions they’ve created at home with their families”, says Lacie Himes, Habitat of Lake-Sumter Development Director. “We are grateful to Lowe’s for their support.”

Since 2003, Lowe’s and Habitat have worked together to help more than 18,000 people build or improve a place to call home. Preserving the affordable housing stock is an essential component in addressing the housing shortage. The funding from Lowe’s is part of a two-year, $6 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International to support home repair and preservation efforts in owner-occupied homes. Through this partnership, more than 75 local Habitat affiliates will complete more than 480 projects this year to address critical health and safety issues in homes across the U.S.

Thank You, LOWES!