Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has been awarded a $35,500 grant from Lowe’s to revitalize the Roosevelt Park neighborhood in Grand Rapids as part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization, a nationwide program dedicated to serving more families through community development partnerships. Lowe’s awarded $1.2 million in grants to 14 Habitat affiliates across the country to support more than 300 community improvement projects ranging from critical repairs to new home construction.
Habitat Kent will use the funds to help residents improve their yards with curb appeal projects and to landscape public space. These projects will celebrate the arts, culture, and unique identity of the Roosevelt Park neighborhood, as well as making a significant contribution to the long-term neighborhood transformation effort.
"We are very thankful for Lowe's and their generous contribution to Habitat Kent," said Mary Buikema, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. "Our partnership with Lowe's will help transform the Roosevelt Park neighborhood into a place that enhances the community and homeowners who live there.
Through Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization efforts, Habitat affiliates offer an expanded array of housing services and partner with local residents, housing leaders, community groups and businesses to transform neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life in communities.
“Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program has made a lasting impact in communities across the country,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe's director of community relations. “Lowe's is proud to support Habitat Kent to make a difference in the Grand Rapids community.”
A national partner since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat for Humanity and helped more than 4,000 families improve their living conditions. Each year, Lowe’s provides grants and volunteer assistance to affiliates, supports National Women Build Week and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.