Rebuilding Together, Lowe's revitalize homes as part of 18th Annual Kickoff to Rebuild Super Bowl Sanctioned Event

Rebuilding Together, Lowe's revitalize homes as part of 18th Annual Kickoff to
                     Rebuild Super Bowl Sanctioned Event

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013

HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse and the Saints' Placekicker Garrett Hartley to

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, a
Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home,
is hosting its 18th annual Kickoff to Rebuild event on February 1st in the
Algiers neighborhood on the West Bank of New Orleans. Rebuilding Together and
Lowe's will renovate 10 homes owned by low-income families. Garrett Hartley,
placekicker for the New Orleans Saints, is also planning to attend and


The only Super Bowl-sanctioned charity event on the West Bank, Kickoff to
Rebuild brings community volunteers, past and present NFL players, national
celebrities and local leaders together to rebuild homes and revitalize

"Providing volunteers and funding in New Orleans will help preserve affordable
homeownership and revitalize the community, which are vital to the missions of
both Lowe's and Rebuilding Together," said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe's
Charitable and Educational Foundation. "This neighborhood revitalization is an
investment in our future leaders and in the communities Lowe's calls home."

This year Rebuilding Together's Kickoff to Rebuild will feature three key

1.Rebuilding and Repairing Homes - Rebuilding Together and Lowe's Heroes
    will rehabilitate the homes of 10 families in Algiers. These families, due
    to a fixed income or disability, cannot afford the critical home repairs
    they desperately need. Two-hundred Rebuilding Together volunteers will
    ensure that each family can continue to live in a safe and healthy home.
2.Rebuilding Together is also partnering with Carter's Kids, a nonprofit
    organization founded by HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse, to build a new
    community playground.
3.This year features the first annual Toolbelts+Tailgates competition.
    Professional and amateur tailgate chefs will grill up their best recipes
    and feed the 200 Rebuilding Together and Lowe's volunteers rebuilding
    low-income homes. Local dignitaries and celebrities will pick one tailgate
    chef to receive the Championship Tool Belt.

The Robert Royal Foundation is also supporting these free critical home
repairs. Founded by Robert Royal, a former NFL player for the Washington
Redskins, Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns, the Robert Royal Foundation
raises awareness and fights against childhood obesity.

To find out more about Rebuilding Together's Kickoff to Rebuild event, visit

About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes
Community Starts at 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
andour national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanityand the
American Red Cross. In 2011, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational
Foundation together contributed more than $32 million to support communities
in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit

SOURCE Rebuilding Together

Contact: Janice Walker, Rebuilding Together, +1-781-290-6528 or ,, Sarah Frances Wallace, Lowe's,
+1-704-758-4339 or
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