Employee teams from several Lowe’s home improvement stores including Brunswick, Auburn, Augusta, and Thomaston have come together to help Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine build affordable housing. Eight Lowe’s employees were at Habitat’s Hope Lane subdivision in Brunswick for two days in September. The volunteers helped complete painting and other finish work on one home began framing the final house Habitat will build at the site. In addition to the volunteer team days, together Lowe’s and DeWALT, Stanley Black & Decker have contributed $1,250 worth of new DeWALT tools to Habitat.

“We are so grateful to Lowe’s for this combined support. Their generous tool donation will support the work of both our New Home Construction and Weatherizing & Repair programs. Having the volunteers working on-site helped us to get closer to moving our next low income families into their new, energy efficient, affordable homes,” said Mark Primeau, Habitat’s Executive Director.

“Lowe’s has been a Habitat for Humanity partner for over a decade because we believe that having a safe, sustainable home is good for families and good for our Maine communities where we live and work,” said Jamie Chapman, Market Director for Lowe’s Market 1282.

Lowe’s partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes and revitalize communities around the country. Since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped more than 5,500 families improve their living conditions.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine creates successful homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and repairing and weatherizing existing homes. The affiliate serves Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties and the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell. To learn more about Habitat, to volunteer, or to make a donation, please visit or call 207-504-9333.

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