Roof Above selected as 2022 Lowe's Hometowns Grant Recipient
In 2022, Roof Above was selected as a Lowes Hometowns grant recipient. As part of a 5 year, $100 million commitment to make a positive impact in local communities, Lowe's awarded 100 community impact projects across the country with the tools to help build their communities.
Roof Above converted a former Quality Inn hotel to SECU The Rise on Clanton, a permanent supportive housing community with 88 studio units as an affordable housing option for those experiencing chronic homelessness. In October 2022, Roof Above hosted a volunteer event in conjunction with Lowe’s Red Vest associates to work on its Lowe's Hometowns project. This signature project created an outdoor gathering space at the apartment complex.
“We are very excited for our partnership with Lowe’s and the beautiful space they have created. Through this community’s generosity, we are able to offer the stability and dignity of home to 88 of our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Liz Clasen-Kelly, Roof Above, CEO.
Volunteers, including individuals from Lowe’s, came together to transform the space's old pool area, which had previously been filled in, into an outdoor gathering space for both informal and formal community-building activities.
In addition to the Hometown grant, The Lowe’s Foundation made a $1 million philanthropic contribution to the project. The company also provided the new appliances for each unit at a discounted rate.
The artwork was donated by local muralist, Rosalia Torres - Weiner.
Want to learn more about Roof Above and ways you can help, visit our website at www.sharecharlotte.org.