Putnam County entities have hand in home-building project

Thursday, April 3, 2008

LOWE'S corporation has made it possible for volunteers of Rebuilding Together Owen County to repair the home of a retired couple in Quincy.

Joe and Sally Chandler have lived in their home for many years. They are both retired living on a fixed income.

A few years ago their roof began to leak and there's no money to do the repairs. Due to an outpouring of support, Joe and Sally will get their much needed repairs.

"Homeownership is under threat today in America," said Gary Officer, president and CEO of the national Rebuilding Together. "With Lowe's and many other corporate partners, we are working to preserve homeownership, one of the most important elements of stability and sustainability in our communities."

Rebuilding Together is America's largest volunteer-based home-repair organization with 225 chapters in 46 states. It brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need by providing rehabilitation services free of charge.

"On April 26, we are planning to repair a total of six homes in Owen and Putnam counties. Through our rebuilds, we're bringing warmth, safety and dignity to homeowners who do not have the financial or physical means to make needed home repairs." said Pastor Tom Woodley of Rebuilding Together Owen Putnam.

"We still need volunteers to help on that day. If you would like to volunteer contact Pastor Woodley at Grace Lutheran Church 765-795-3214."

Other local sponsors of build day and participants include Greencastle Christian Church, Wal-Mart, Grace Lutheran Church, Keith Goad Construction, Putnam County Board of Realtors, First National Bank, Putnam County Community Foundation, , Farmers Bureau Insurance, DePauw University, WREB 94.3 FM, Cloverdale United Methodist Church, Roachdale Christian Church, Sherwood Christian Church.

Lowe's is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International, American Red Cross, United Way of America, and the Home Safety Council, in addition to numerous non-profit organizations and programs that help communities across the country.

In 2007, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $27.5 million to support community and education projects in the United States and Canada.

Lowe's also encourages volunteerism through the Lowe's Heroes program, a company-wide employee volunteer initiative. For more information, visit Lowes.com/community.

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