Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s, Wells Fargo and Evolve Revitalize Charlotte’s Historic Lakeview Neighborhood
Charlotte, N.C., October 7, 2021 – National nonprofit Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s, Wells Fargo and Evolve partnered to rebuild 25 homes for neighbors in need in Charlotte’s historic Lakeview neighborhood. Hundreds of volunteers came together to make free critical home repairs during the two-day Building a Healthy Neighborhood initiative on Oct. 7 – 8.
Neighbors received critical health and safety repairs, including new roofs, updated plumbing, flooring installation, kitchen upgrades, window replacements, a wheelchair ramp and other accessibility modifications.
In addition to helping with home repairs, volunteers spruced up the community garden, installed a fence and prepared the garden beds for fall.
Building a Healthy Neighborhood focuses on creating safe and healthy communities across the country and is one of the many initiatives Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte brings to the community. Since its founding in 2010, Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte has worked with more than 5,000 volunteers to repair over 200 homes.
“Through Building a Healthy Neighborhood, we are working to fill the urgent need for healthy homes and communities throughout the country,” said Caroline Blakely, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Partnering with Lowe’s, Wells Fargo and Evolve has allowed us to reach even more neighbors in Charlotte who should be given the opportunity to live in safe and healthy environments, a need made all the more critical given the ongoing pandemic.”
“Charlotte is our hometown and we are proud to serve our neighbors in Lakeview through volunteerism and activities that promote safe, affordable housing,” said Todd Bleckley, Lowe’s senior vice president and general merchandising manager for hardlines, and Rebuilding Together board member. “Lowe’s believes that the meaning of home extends beyond four walls, and we are a longtime partner of Rebuilding Together because we understand the importance of having safe and healthy communities.”
Since 2011, Building a Healthy Neighborhood has brought volunteers from around the country together to rebuild homes and revitalize neighborhoods through meaningful community engagement. Building a Healthy Neighborhood is made possible through the support of Lowe’s, Wells Fargo, Evolve, Red Ventures, First National Bank and numerous in-kind sponsors.
For more information about Building a Healthy Neighborhood, visit https://rebuildingtogether.org/bahn.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the leading national nonprofit organization repairing the homes of people in need and revitalizing our communities. Through its national network of affiliates, Rebuilding Together works proactively and collaboratively with community leaders, long-term residents, funders and volunteers to foster dialogue and create safe, healthy communities across the country. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2020 sales of nearly $90 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets and proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of all middle market companies and small businesses in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 30 on Fortune's 2020 rankings of America's largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health and a low-carbon economy. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
Evolve is a hospitality company with a mission to make renting a vacation home easy for both guests and owners. They have helped over 5 million guests rest easy knowing their homes are vetted, their support is 24/7, and if a stay doesn't meet their standards, they'll make it right. Evolve also makes vacation rental stress-free for over 15,000 homeowners, partnering with them to book more and keep more of what they earn thanks to an industry-low 10% management fee.
Ultimately, Evolve is working to become the most trusted brand in vacation rental and believes in the value of extending hospitality to its teams, customers, and communities. Through the company’s Building Hospitality program, every stay in an Evolve home helps others stay in theirs, with 1% of every stay booked at Evolve.com committed to repairing homes and revitalizing communities nationwide. For more information, visit Evolve.com.