Volunteers Help Revitalize Pittsburgh-Area Home

A crew from our Pittsburgh and Sewickley, Pennsylvania, facilities along with several members of the Lowe's sales team donned "Let's Roll!" themed shirts and hats and volunteered May 11 on a home rehabilitation project during National Neighborhood Week. The team spent the day sanding, priming and painting the interior of a four-bedroom house that was secured by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh.

"I enjoyed spending time with coworkers who I don't get the opportunity to work directly with, all for the benefit of a needy family," said one participant who works in Packaging sales & marketing.

A single mother with four daughters is in the application process for the home. Habitat selects homeowners based on income guidelines and other requirements. They receive a low-interest loan from Habitat and make monthly mortgage payments.

"We are grateful for Valspar's partnership on this home and for donating paint for all the homes and projects that we complete locally," says Dr. Howard B. Slaughter Jr., Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh's president & CEO. "Habitat works to holistically assist limited-income families with their homeownership and home repair goals. Partnerships like this are the key to rejuvenating and revitalizing homes, communities and ultimately families."

In addition to volunteers, Valspar provided more than $54,000 in paint and financial contributions for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh to help local families.