Lowe’s contributes to Habitat for Humanity efforts

Lowe’s will contribute money and volunteers to Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County as part of National Women Build Week April 30 to May 8.

Work is scheduled for April 30 on two houses in the Hoffman Country Estates subdivision in the Grand Valley. Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese and Betsy Bair, regional director for U.S. Sen Cory Gardner, are expected to join more than 20 other women, including Lowe’s employees, in the effort.

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008. Lowe’s donated $1.75 million for the observance this year, including a $5,000 store gift card to Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County. The contributions are part of a five-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity that brings Lowe’s donations to more than $63 million since 2003.

Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity also joined in launching Hammers for Habitat, a volunteer initiative inviting men and women to volunteer for one day to make the dream of homeownership a reality for families in their communities.

Lowe’s, a Fortune 100 home improvement retailer, has supported community improvement projects for more than 50 years. Since 2007, Lowe’s and its charitable and educational foundation  have contributed nearly $200 million to these efforts. For more than 20 years, Lowe’s employees have volunteered their time.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County has been involved in the construction of 65 homes in Mesa County with three more scheduled for completion by the end of 2016. For more information, visit www.hfhmesa.org.