November 10, 2021 by Rebuilding Together DCA
Alexandria, VA – Rebuilding Together DC Alexandria (RTDCA) was recently awarded $15,000 of grant funding by Lowe’s Companies, Inc. to support its ongoing effort of helping local residents continue to live safely and independently in their homes. RTDCA aims to create healthy neighborhoods for residents in Washington, DC and Alexandria, Virginia by maintaining housing for low-income homeowners and providing critical home repairs that eliminate health and safety hazards. The Lowe’s grant money helped RTDCA provide critical home repairs for long-time Washingtonian and Army veteran, Mr. Boyd.
RTDCA was pleased to receive this competitive grant award and put it towards the repair of Mr. Boyd’s roof and other home repair projects. Mr. Boyd, 72, has lived in his DC home for 63 years and during this time, the integrity of the roof had severely diminished. Prior to RTDCA’s repairs, the roof was in such disrepair that he had buckets in several rooms in his house that would catch the water that infiltrated the roof. Mr. Boyd previously applied for RTDCA’s services but unfortunately, assistance was not available at the time. The Lowe’s veteran funding presented the perfect opportunity to finally help him, providing the much-needed roof repairs. “I was so pleasantly surprised to not have to empty buckets of rainwater after the latest heavy storm, thanks to the roof from Lowe’s,” said Mr. Boyd regarding the repairs. In addition to the grant, the organization also received $10,000 in Lowe’s gift cards, allowing for additional assistance to clients in Washington, DC, and Alexandria.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has supported the efforts of Rebuilding Together both nationally and locally for years. RTDCA’s programs directly support veterans and non-veterans alike. For veterans, these programs are powerful tools that celebrate and thank them for their service and dedication.
ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER DC ALEXANDRIA
Rebuilding Together DC Alexandria is an award-winning, mission-driven organization that creates healthy neighborhoods for residents by maintaining housing for low-income homeowners, revitalizing community spaces, and creating homeownership opportunities. Since 1986, more than 30,000 volunteers have worked on 3,029 projects, leveraging $10 million worth of in-kind value. Applications are now being accepted from Alexandria and DC homeowners for free home repairs. www.RebuildingTogetherDCA.org.