A ranch-style home in New Lenox gained extra curb appeal this September after approximately 50 volunteers with the Lowe’s Heroes program gave their time and skill to update it.
The home’s residents, who are served by Trinity Services Inc., are the beneficiaries of a week’s worth of painting and landscaping work completed by the Lowe’s team.
The workers at the New Lenox Lowe’s, located at 2480 E. Lincoln Highway, volunteered to complete the work. Some employees even volunteered time on their day off to do the renovations. The volunteers completed the renovations in merely one work-week.
This was approximately the 10th year the Lowe’s Heroes program has renovated a home in New Lenox and the third year it chose to partner with Trinity Services.
Mickey Gossen, a director of residential programs at Trinity Services, said Trinity is extremely grateful to Lowe’s for its service.
The volunteers painted over the home’s original brown color with a lighter taupe color to brighten it. A shaded walkway alongside the house where grass seldom grew was covered with mulch and stepping stones to improve its appearance.
Plants were trimmed, and new plants, as well as walkway lights, were installed. Matching storm doors were placed at the home’s two front entrances. The crew buried drain tile in the backyard, power washed sidewalks, installed new house numbers, painted the fence, and painted and sealed the backyard deck.
The program had a budget of $2,500, entirely donated by Lowe’s.
For more information about the Lowe’s Heroes program, visit responsibility.lowes.com.
For more information about Trinity Services Inc., a 66-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization that serves 3,500 children and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities and mental illness in 30 communities in Will, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Peoria, Jackson and St. Clair counties, and Reno, Nevada, visit www.trinity-services.org.