FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2024

Silver Spring, MD — Easterseals DC MD VA proudly announces that it has been selected as part of the 2024 Lowe’s Hometowns program, a five-year, $100 million commitment to rebuild and revitalize community spaces nationwide. Since launching in 2022, the signature grant program has renovated 149 community centers, affordable housing facilities, shelters and food pantries; refurbished 15 first responder and veteran/military family facilities; and built and improved 54 community gardens, parks and playgrounds – among many other impactful projects.

As one of 100 community projects in 2024 that make up this year’s grant recipients, Easterseals will refurbish the Safeway, Inc. Child Development Center and the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Adult Day Services in the Harry & Jeanette Inter-Generational Center in Silver Spring, MD. The project will enable Easterseals to renovate the Child Development Center’s kitchen with new countertops and backsplashes, as well as paint classrooms. Fresh paint will also be applied to the Adult Day Services’ hallways and the building’s main staircase.

“These updates will refresh Easterseals spaces for a brighter, more attractive inter-generational center for our children, adults, families, and veterans seeking person-centered care and disability services,” says Easterseals DC MD VA President & CEO Jon Horowitch. “In addition to the grant money, we appreciate Lowe’s employees who are volunteering to renovate the center later this summer. Their time and expertise will bring smiles to everyone who comes into the center, including our employees.”

This year’s Lowe’s Hometowns projects benefit 87 communities across 44 states and Washington, D.C., and will address needs specific to each community, from housing and community centers to outdoor spaces and facilities for first responders and veterans. Each project will receive a grant from Lowe’s to make physical improvements that help local organizations continue to make meaningful impact in their communities. At the core of this commitment are Lowe’s red vest associates, who share a passion for giving back to their communities and provide support to every Lowe’s Hometowns project.

Visit Lowes.com/hometowns and follow #LowesHometowns on social media for more details on this year’s projects.

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Easterseals DC MD VA – Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through direct and life-changing disability and community services. Since 1945, Easterseals DC MD VA has worked tirelessly to enhance quality of life and expand access to healthcare, education, and employment. And we won’t rest until each one of us is valued, respected, and accepted. Join us: www.eseal.orgIncluding Individuals. Empowering Families. Strengthening Communities.

Contact: Paula Moore, Vice President of Communications & Marketing, pmoore@eseal.org