Lowe’s Partners With Habitat For Humanity For Hammers for Habitat!

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Hey All!

I recently had the amazing opportunity to attend a fabulous event for Lowe’s in which they teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to launch “Hammers for Habitat,” a nationwide volunteer drive to mobilize 100,000 new volunteers to raise a hammer for Habitat this year. Lowe’s, Habitat For Humanity, Jamie Durie host of The Outdoor Room, and a team of volunteers including myself and two fabulous bloggers put on our hard hats and begin building the frame of a habitat house in the Lowe’s Long Beach, CA store. Lowe’s recently renewed its commitment to Habitat for Humanity with a five-year, $23.5 million donation that will bring Lowe’s total contributions to more than $63 million since 2003.

Jamie Durie

Hundreds of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers teamed up with this local Habitat for Humanity affiliate to build this home for a needy family. Lowe’s and Habitat have been having events all around the country that you can participate in.

“Lowe’s has been one of the bedrock partners for Habitat for many years,” said Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford, who participated in the Times Square build. “We’re so excited about our long-term partnership, the effort to get 100,000 new volunteers active in Habitat’s work and the ripples of impact that will come from that.”

This is a big undertaking as building a house is not easy. Trust me I know! The event started with this fun Lowe’s chant.

 

 

After the chant I observed and then I picked up a hammer and started pounding away to try to help out. I got a few nails in and marveled at the awe of all the people coming together for a common cause.

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Some of these builders are professionals and veteran volunteers, so they make building look effortless! It was truly amazing to see this pile of wood planks turn into…

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This amazing frame for a house in just a few hours.

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When the house is finally complete it will look like this below. It’s truly a sight to see!

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I moved my efforts to painting with my fellow bloggers to play my part as they would have never finished with me hammering. Aren’t these Valspar colors amazing! My favorite was the turqoise like color. It’s called twilight meadow to be exact.

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All these boards will go towards creating floor mats for the Habitat houses.

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We left our hand print and signature to showcase our participation and support of this amazing cause.

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So many amazing people came out to donate their time to help bring a home to a needy family. I’m very happy I had the opportunity to be one of them!

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Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission.

For information on how you can go about volunteering visit Habitat.org/Lowes.

Thanks to Lowe’s for having me for this amazing event!

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