Civic Works Receives $10,000 Lowe's Community Partners Grant

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Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation Funds Park Heights Community Project

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"The Lowe's Community Partners grant will be instrumental in helping Civic Works weatherize homes and reduce utility bills for low-income Baltimore families." Dana Stein, Executive Director of Civic Works

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $10,000 Lowe’s Community Partners grant to Civic Works for its work weatherizing homes in Baltimore’s low-income Park Heights neighborhood. Funds from the grant will be used to provide free home energy upgrades and weatherization services to ten low-income families living in Park Heights.

The weatherization services provided by Civic Works will include sealing air leaks, installing insulation and improving the efficiency of the home’s appliances. These services will contribute to the long-term financial stability of the households served by reducing residents’ utility bills by an average of 15%. The services will also create a safer indoor living environment by addressing mold and pest problems, eliminating hazardous gas and carbon monoxide leaks, and improving the home’s resilience to extreme weather events.

“We are incredibly honored to receive the Lowe’s Community Partners grant. These funds will be instrumental in helping Civic Works weatherize homes and reduce utility bills for low-income Baltimore families,” stated Dana Stein, Executive Director of Civic Works. “Our mission is to strengthen Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Through the generous support of community-minded organizations like Lowe’s, we are able to make an even greater impact in Baltimore.”

The Lowe’s Community Partners grant program is focused on improving local communities by assisting nonprofit organizations and municipalities with high-need projects ranging from facility and technology upgrades to safety improvements. At many of these grant projects, Lowe’s also provides the hands-on help of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers.

“The Lowe’s Community Partners grant program is dedicated to helping meet critical needs in our communities,” said Maureen Ausura, chairwoman of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “By supporting Civic Works, we’re contributing to a cause that’s important to our neighbors and customers.”

Founded in 1957, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped communities nationwide through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to improve communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

About Civic Works
Civic Works strengthens Baltimore's communities through education, skills development and community service. Since its inception in 1993, Civic Works has worked with scores of community groups to effect lasting improvements throughout Baltimore. Civic Works offers youth career training and education programs, rehabs homes for older adults, provides workforce development training to underserved residents, transforms vacant lots into community spaces, and expands food access in low-income neighborhoods. Since 2007, Civic Works has helped 5,700 low-income Baltimore residents save $3 million on their utility bills through energy efficiency upgrades.

About Lowe's In The Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

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