Hammers for Habitat - Times Square Build
On March 19, over 50 volunteers from Lowe’s and our Monmouth County affiliate journeyed to NYC to build a house in the middle Times Square. The opportunity was a product of a national partnership with Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity.
Lowe’s recently renewed its commitment to Habitat for Humanity International with a five-year, $23.5 million donation that will bring Lowe’s total contributions to more than $63 million since 2003.
Our Times Square project was one of 10 home builds that took place across the country to celebrate Lowe’s longstanding partnership with Habitat for Humanity and kick off “Hammers for Habitat,” a nationwide volunteer drive to mobilize 100,000 new Habitat volunteers this year in support of Habitat’s goal of serving one million people annually by 2018. Builds also took place in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, La., Charlotte, N.C., Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle and St. Louis.
The house was deconstructed on March 21, but will find a permanent home in Sea Bright, NJ for a new Habitat family that will return home after months of being displaced by Hurricane Sandy. More than 90 volunteers participated in the Times Square build – framing, assembling and disassembling the two-bedroom home – that will be re-assembled in Sea Bright after the foundation is set.
Here is a listing of videos, pictures and press from the March event:
Video by Eric Hackler
GMA ABC 7 clip: Hammers for Habitat Helps NJ Family
Star Ledger photojournalist - Sandy replacement home for NJ built in Times Square
Epoch Times - Habitat for Humanity Builds Home for Sandy Victim in Times Square
Full Access NYC - Habitat for Humanity Builds a House in Times Square
One News Page - Habitat for Humanity Builds Home for Sandy Victim in Times Square
Newman Ferrara LLP Real Estate Site Blog - Right in the Middle of Times Square?
Pictures – Credit to John Branciforte (volunteer)
March 21 - News 12 Clip
Lowe’s Lapse Video of Times Square Build