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Rebuilding Together OKC Hosts Remodel Project for a Low-Income Homeowner in Oklahoma City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, November 06, 2013
Contact: Sara C. Norton-Sanner
(405) 607-0464, sarachristine@rebuildingtogetherokc.org

Lowe’s provides $7,500 grant to Rebuilding Together OKC to complete renovation projects for Ms. Martha K.

Martha K.

Oklahoma City, OK. – On Saturday November 9, Rebuilding Together OKC will host a Lowe’s Project to complete critical home repairs and energy-efficiency upgrades of Ms. Martha K’s home. Rebuilding Together OKC received a $7,500 grant from Lowe’s making this project possible.  In previous weeks, Rebuilding Together OKC, with the help of community volunteers, has replaced Ms. Martha’s roof and her bathroom floor, as well as repairing holes and cracks in interior and exterior walls. This Saturday, volunteers will paint the interior and exterior walls, and the kitchen cabinets.

Ms. Martha K. is an independent 91-year-old living in the home she purchased for herself 45 years ago.  This retired waitress, who raised four children as a single mother, has been hit hard by age.  Ms. K is hearing impaired and blind in one eye.  She has also suffered from a heart attack and diabetes.  Martha isn’t able to reach light fixtures or change light bulbs.   Her doctor recommends she not use ladders or step stools.  This limits her in the repairs she can make on her own.  Though she faces difficulties with health, Ms. K. is determined to age in place.

Lowe’s provided a $310,000 grant to support 32 Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide, including Rebuilding Together OKC.  Since 2007, Lowe’s has contributed more than $9 million to Rebuilding Together to improve local communities. This fall, Lowe’s and Rebuilding Together will complete their 1,000th project together.

“Lowe’s has been an amazing supporter of Rebuilding Together since our partnership began. We are very appreciative that Lowe’s is continuing to support efforts to make the homes of low-income homeowners more energy efficient,” said Charles Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Lowe’s support has helped nearly 11,000 homeowners across the country live in safe and healthy homes.”

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Rebuilding Together OKC brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro area. Through our Year-Round Emergency Repair / Home Modification Program and our annual Rebuilding Day Program, we provide free home repairs, emergency home repairs and home modifications that foster safer mobility and independence, changing the lives of our elderly neighbors every day! For more information visit www.rebuildingtogetherokc.org.

 Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®, has donated more than $36 million to 8,000 K-12 public schools, benefiting more than 4 million schoolchildren. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. In 2012, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility