Volunteers Help Rebuild 25 Homes In Charlotte’s Historic Lakeview Neighborhood As Part Of National Initiative

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hundreds of volunteers have come together to help rebuild 25 homes in Charlotte’s Historic Lakeview Neighborhood as part of a national Building a Healthy Neighborhood initiative.

Volunteers are helping make free critical repairs during the two-day Building a Healthy Neighborhood initiative from October 7th to October 8th, thanks to support from national nonprofit Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s, Wells Fargo, and Evolve.

These Lakeview neighbors are receiving critical health and safety repairs, including new roofs, updated plumbing, flooring installation, kitchen upgrades, window replacements, a wheelchair ramp, and other accessibility modifications.

Volunteers are also helping spruce up a community garden, install a fence, and prepare the garden beds for fall.

The Building a Healthy Neighborhood initiative focuses on creating safe and healthy communities across the United States, and is one of the many initiatives that Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte is bringing to the community.

“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.”

Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte, founded in 2010, has worked with more than 5,000 volunteers to repair over 200 homes locally.

“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.”

To learn more about Building a Healthy Neighborhood click here.