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Date: October 11, 2011
Media Contact:
Kathleen Van Gorden
KVG Communications, Inc.
401-480-1840
kathleenv@kvgcom.com

 

Rebuilding Together Boston Announces Project Completion with Support from Lowe's,Sika Sarnafil and Greenwood Industries

BOSTON, MA – Rebuilding Together Boston, with funding support from Lowe's, Sika Sarnafil and Greenwood Industries, announces the completion of their fall project to repair and renovate the home of a family in need in Dorchester, MA. Rebuilding Together Boston is an affiliate of the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities.

A volunteer team from Sika Sarnafil in Canton, MA and skilled laborers from Dr. Fix-It in Swampscott, MA and Greenwood Industries in Millbury, MA repaired the home of Doris Smith, an elderly Boston homeowner who has lived in her house for 40 years. She raised her children in the home and is now living with her six grandchildren and daughter. The home burned some years ago and Mrs. Smith and family were forced to live out of the home for four years until repairs were made. The contractor hired to repair the damage left without finishing the work and Mrs. Smith, who is retired, did not have the funding to make the additional needed home repairs and renovations.

Sika Sarnafil volunteers removed debris, painted the home's interior, landscaped and planted new flowering shrubs. Skilled laborers installed a new front door, windows, made parapet repairs on the roof and other needed work. Sika Sarnafil provided roofing materials and Greenwood Industries provided labor which made possible the installa-tion of a new roof for Mrs. Smith to prevent further leaks.

"Our project to improve the home and quality of life for Mrs. Smith and her extended family speaks to the mission and vision of Rebuilding Together Boston," said Simone Auster, president. "Lowe's and Sika Sarnafil have allowed us to engage volunteers and skilled laborers to deliver an incredible home renovation to a wonderful woman and her family."

"We are honored to provide support to Rebuilding Together Boston," said Jay Thomas, Director of Marketing for Sika Sarnafil. "This is our third Rebuilding Together project and the first one in the Boston area. Speaking on the behalf of our employees, we are very happy to have this opportunity to give back to the community and help others fulfill Rebuilding Together's mission to improve the quality of life for those in need."

"We are proud to partner with Sika Sarnafil and Lowe's to support the important contributions Rebuilding Together Boston is making to our community," said David Klein, President, Greenwood Industries. "This partnership brought the talent and expertise of many volunteers together to help repair and improve the home of a Boston family in need and we are honored to be part of the collaboration."

 

About Rebuilding Together Boston
Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners and non-profits continue to live and work in their homes and facilities in the City of Boston. RTB works through three distinct programs: National Rebuilding Day each April, Year-Round Program, and Special Service Days (May through October). To date, the value of RTB's work has exceeded $6 million and helped close to 300 homeowners and non-profit organizations.

 

About Lowe's
Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company's signature education grant program, Lowe's Toolbox for Education, has brought more than $5 million in grants to K-12 public schools every year since its inception in 2005. Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. In 2010, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


To learn more, visit Lowes.com/socialresponsibility.

 

About Sika AG (Sika Sarnafil)
Sika AG, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries. It is a globally active company supplying the specialty chemicals market, and a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures in construction and in industry. Located locally in Canton, MA.


For more information about Sika Sarnafil in the U.S., visit www.sikacorp.com.

 

About Greenwood Industries, Inc.
Greenwood Industries, Inc. is the largest Local 33 Union roofing contractor in Massachusetts. In business 18 years, with over 200 employees, the company installs all types of roof systems and works from small repairs to major roof placement to new construction.