Lowe’s And Habitat for Humanity Empower Women With Construction Skills

Lowe’s And Habitat for Humanity Empower Women With Construction Skills

 

ATLANTA, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 17,000 women volunteers will come together starting Saturday in their local communities to help build or improve affordable homes alongside future homeowners as part of Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s 10th annual National Women Build Week. With the help of Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, they will build or improve 600 Habitat homes in nearly 50 states in just one week.

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 to empower women with construction skills and give them a platform to tackle affordable homeownership in their communities.

“It’s very inspiring to see 17,000 strong, empowered women join together to work with families who are building toward better futures,” said Lisa Marie Nickerson, associate director of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. “With Lowe’s support, the event continues to grow, and I’m proud to say that female construction crews have helped build nearly 3,800 Habitat homes in the past nine years. It just goes to show that no task is too big when we tackle it together.”

One of those construction volunteers is future Habitat homeowner Marisol Santos of Randolph, New Jersey. Santos will join her local crew to help build a home alongside a future Habitat homeowner. She is also working toward building her own Habitat home, which will be handicap-accessible to help her son get around in his wheelchair.

“Finally, we will have a wheelchair-accessible home, which will help my son easily move around the house and make him feel more comfortable,” Santos said. “My son is overwhelmed with joy because he knows it will make our lives much easier.”

Each year, Lowe’s provides the support of its Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, who conduct how-to clinics in stores to teach community volunteers home improvement skills. Since first launching the annual event, Lowe’s has committed more than $15 million in support of Habitat’s National Women Build Week and helped more than 3,800 Habitat families improve their living conditions.

Brooke Reed of Stillwater, Oklahoma is one of those homeowners who now reflects back to how instrumental National Women Build Week was to establishing a strong foundation for her family. In 2012, she helped raise the walls on her Habitat home as part of the week. She moved out of a trailer park and into her home later that year. Reed said owning a Habitat home has given her the opportunity to build her credit, save money and create a better life for her and her children.

“As women, it’s important to support and empower each other in all facets of life including home ownership and maintenance,” said Jocelyn Wong, chief marketing officer at Lowe’s and National Women Build Week advocate. “National Women Build Week offers an opportunity for women to come together, learn construction skills, and make a positive impact in the lives of others in their communities. We hope that many more women will join Lowe’s and Habitat as we continue to help families realize their dream of home ownership.”

In celebration of the 10th annual event of National Women Build Week and reaching the milestone of engaging 100,000 volunteers, Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte are hosting a kickoff event on May 5. Women leaders and executives in the Charlotte area will join together, put their building skills to the test and inspire other women to make a meaningful impact in their community.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, and to learn about Women Build projects in communities across the U.S., visit www.habitat.org/wb.

About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org

About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announces the appointment of Jocelyn Wong as chief marketing officer

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today (January 23, 2017 ) announced that Jocelyn Wong has been appointed to the position of chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Wong most recently served as senior vice president and general merchandising manager for the seasonal business.  She will report to Michael P. McDermott, chief customer officer, and succeeds Marci P. Grebstein who has left the company.

Wong will oversee the integrated marketing and communications strategy to customers, including orchestrating a seamless customer experience across channels to build affinity for the Lowe’s brand. She will lead customer experience design, content strategy and development, customer relationship management, advertising and media for the U.S. home improvement business.

Wong joined Lowe’s in September 2015 and has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, merchandising, brand management and product innovation with well-known brands such as Family Dollar, Safeway and Procter & Gamble. Prior to joining Lowe’s, she served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Family Dollar.

“We are confident that Jocelyn’s breadth of experience in developing marketing and merchandising strategies will further deepen Lowe’s connection with customers,” McDermott said. “Jocelyn has demonstrated the leadership capabilities needed to drive a more integrated omni-channel marketing approach that builds loyalty for the Lowe’s brand and positions the company for continued growth.”

Wong earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University.

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 285,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announces the appointment of Jocelyn Wong as chief marketing officer

 

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Jocelyn Wong named senior VP and general merchandising manager for Lowe’s seasonal product business area

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-9-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Jocelyn Wong has been named senior vice president and general merchandising manager for the company’s seasonal product business area, effective October 12.  She will report to Chief Merchandising Officer Michael P. McDermott.

Wong will be responsible for merchandising strategies for lawn and garden, seasonal living and outdoor power equipment divisions. She joins Lowe’s from Family Dollar, where she served as SVP, chief marketing officer since 2012. Wong has more than 18 years of experience in marketing, merchandising, brand management and product innovation with well-known retail and consumer brands, including Family Dollar, Safeway, and Procter and Gamble.

“Jocelyn’s experience in marketing, merchandising and product management will help us deliver outstanding customer experiences in an omni-channel environment,” said McDermott.  “She believes in building strong vendor partnerships focused on creating innovative and exciting solutions for customers, and her empowering leadership style and fresh perspectives will only accelerate our seasonal business growth and momentum. Jocelyn will be a fantastic addition to our leadership team.”

Wong has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and biochemistry from Purdue University.  She was named among the 20 Most Influential Women in Mass Marketing in 2013 and 2014.

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada andMexico through its stores and online at Lowes.com, Lowes.ca and Lowes.com.mx. With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,845 home improvement and hardware stores and 265,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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Jocelyn Wong named senior VP and general merchandising manager for Lowe’s seasonal product business area

Jocelyn Wong named senior VP and general merchandising manager for Lowe’s seasonal product business area