Lowe's and Habitat get building in 10 American cities

Hundreds of Lowe's employee volunteers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build homes in 10 U.S. cities this Friday, kicking off the nationwide volunteer drive known as "Hammers for Habitat."

“Lowe’s has been one of the bedrock partners for Habitat for many years,” said Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford. “We’re so excited about our long-term partnership, the effort to get 100,000 new volunteers active in Habitat’s work and the ripples of impact that will come from that.”

Volunteers raised their hammers in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle and St. Louis.

Some homes were framed and left in Lowe's parking lots to raise awareness of the need for volunteers. One new home's walls were raised in the middle of Times Square.

Hammers for Habitat, a new initiative launched by Lowe's and Habitat for Humanity, is aiming to get 100,000 new volunteers involved in Habitat for Humanity's mission this year.

Lowe's recently renewed its commitment to Habitat for Humanity with a five-year, $23.5 million donation.

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