100 Lowe's Heroes Rebuild-a-Block in the Cherry Neighborhood with Rebuilding Together and Carter's Kids

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers will descend upon the Cherry neighborhood in Charlotte alongside partners Rebuilding Together and Carter's Kids Oct. 3 and 4 to provide critical repairs to six homes and install a new playground at Cherry Park. The Rebuild-a-Block project will engage local volunteers to assist fellow Charlotteans with critical repair projects like roof repair, porch replacement, carpet installation, paint and installation of handrails.

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"For several years, Lowe's has partnered with Rebuilding Together and Carter's Kids to rebuild and revitalize communities and playgrounds throughout the country. We're thrilled this project is helping families in the Cherry Neighborhood located in Charlotte; right in our backyard," said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe's Community Relations Director. "Lowe's Heroes will be out in full force to improve the neighborhood, which goes beyond roof repairs and paint. It's about partnering with our neighbors to rejuvenate the community and make a lasting impression for years to come."

Carter Oosterhouse, HGTV star and founder of Carter's Kids, will also lead the volunteers in installing a brand new, customized playground at Cherry Park. The playground will be built on public grounds so that the local community and students of Community Charter School can use it for play and exercise. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at Noon on Oct. 4.

"Lowe's continues to be a great supporter and partner of Rebuilding Together," said Gary Officer, CEO of Rebuilding Together. "With their help, we've been able to provide several families in various neighborhoods with a safe and healthy home. And Carter's Kids has given us the support to truly extend that effort into revitalizing entire communities by offering children and families a place to."

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together believes that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 200 local affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of nearly 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us – visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.

About Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

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 nearly $5 million in grants to K-12 public schools every year since its inception in 2006. Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Rebuilding Together and American Red Cross. In 2011, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $32 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

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