Press release from CANI:
Lagrange Woman gives thanks to CANI and Lowe’s
Home Repairs Help Save Woman’s Home, See Amazing “After” Pictures
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, one local woman is counting her blessings, particularly one in the form of a large-scale home make-over project.
LaGrange resident Opal Brinager, 73, was chosen by the Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) to receive assistance with some much needed home repairs. Prior to the project, Opal, a great-grandmother raising two sick boys on limited means, was living in an unsafe environment. CANI shared her touching story with Lowe’s and the three Fort Wayne stores decided to join their resources to help Opal as part of the Lowe’s Heroes program.
Over the course of the past two months, Lowe’s employees worked to restore and modernize Opal’s home. The crew made several improvements, including new flooring, kitchen countertops, cabinets, insulation, doors, dry wall and painting. Opal and her great-grandsons are enjoying the fruits of Lowe’s labor.
Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program helps to improve the communities where Lowe’s employees work and live. Together, each store team identifies a community improvement project for store volunteers that will make a difference in their community.
In addition to Lowe’s generosity, several businesses in northeast Indiana extended a helping hand. The following businesses made a contribution of some kind: Subway in LaGrange, Applebee’s in Kendallville, Terminix, Kendallville Iron & Metal, Logan’s Landing, Lakeland Glass Inc., Cosperville Baptist Church, Kountry Lumber, Forest River Inc. and Red Skillet.