Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Over 100 volunteers to restore five homes and build a new playground next week!

That's right!  Next week, over 100 volunteers from Lowe's and Rebuilding Together Seattle will join Carter's Kids (with Carter Oosterhouse of HGTV) in South Beacon Hill to restore five homes and build a brand new playground in two days!

This will be the third community revitalization project this year that Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s and Carter’s Kids have hosted across the country in an effort to promote and sustain affordable, safe housing and healthier communities for youth.
In Seattle, volunteers will be helping five low income homeowners in need of essential home improvements.  In addition, volunteers will deliver Lowe's weatherization kits to the surrounding homes in the neighborhood.  Rebuilding Together Seattle is thankful to have the support of our Project Managers (Richard Petrone, Eric Kormondy, Mike Santopolo, Ryan Cleveland, and Morgan Lattin), as well as Lowe's Store Managers and volunteers, who have worked so hard to make this day possible!

Key Events:
August 28 - 9 AM- 4:30 PM (work day)
August 29 - 9AM- Noon (finishing touches)
1 PM - Ribbon Cutting

Playground Location:
Tiny Tots - Wing Luke Branch
3701 S. Kenyon St.
Seattle, WA 98118

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

About Lowe’s
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 Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. In 2010, 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
 About Carter’s Kids
Founded by HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse, Carter's Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and promoting awareness of fitness and self-esteem for America's youth. The purpose is to increase the activity level of kids by building and developing community parks and playgrounds in their neighborhoods. The kids then have the opportunity to take an active part in building up their community by using, sharing, and caring for these public spaces. At Nueva Esperanza, Carter's Kids has designed a unique play area that will help students improve their strength and cardiovascular fitness levels. www.carters‐

Media are invited to attend our event and interview volunteers, homeowners and school officials.  For more information, please call 206.682.1231 or email

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