National big box home improvement retailer Lowe's
has given a $250,000 grant to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
to repair and rehabilitate more than 25 homes in the city's Washington Park neighborhood.
Milwaukee Habitat and Lowe's volunteers will complete the repairs, which will include landscaping, porch repair, and lighting installation, during a day-long event on Wednesday, June 29, called "Rock the Block."
Milwaukee Habitat will hold two additional “Rock the Block” events over the course of the summer with a goal of making repairs to 60 homes this year.
The homes receiving work on Wednesday are on the 2100 block of N. 39th St. Repairs will be made from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Milwaukee Habitat is one of 19 Habitat for Humanity branches across the country that received grants from Lowe's. The retailer distributed a total of $1.5 million in grants to the organizations.
Lowe's has contributed more than $63 million to Habitat for Humanity since 2003.