As low-income homeowners fell in deeper need of assistance in 2010, we continued to work to ensure their safety and comfort. Lowe's contributed $1 million to help Rebuilding Together assist families in need. Our contribution included $260,000 to support National Rebuilding Day on April 24. Lowe's funded 52 rebuild projects around the country, providing much-needed renovations. Grants for individual projects ranged from $5,000 to $15,000. Rebuilding Together repaired 3,500 homes and community facilities during the national event.
Lowe's also partnered with Rebuilding Together during the summer to help flood victims in middle Tennessee. Lowe's Heroes worked alongside our neighbors in Nashville to repair seven flood-damaged homes, helping Hands On Nashville and Rebuilding Together reach their goal of restoring 75 homes.
During the fall, Lowe's teamed with Rebuilding Together to complete nearly 70 weatherization projects across the country. Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation supported the weatherization work with a $400,000 contribution that included nearly $150,000 to weatherize several homes on one neighborhood block in eight cities: Chicago, Columbus (Ohio), Denver, Hartford (Conn.), New Orleans, New York, San Francisco and Tampa. Lowe's Heroes again stepped forward during the monthlong, eight-city weatherization initiative, making energy-efficiency improvements and completing extensive repairs to help keep families warm during the holiday season.