Lowe’s, NCAA, Partner to Restore Boys & Girls Club in Houston

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 6:23 PM

There have been recurring leaks in the building, restrooms had rusted fixtures and there were number water fountains. "GMA" sponsor Lowe’s stepped in to help, partnering with the NCAA to renovate the facility.

Lowe’s, NCAA, Partner to Restore Boys & Girls Club in Houston

The Jim and Barbara Morefield Boys & Girls Club serves as a secure refuge for more than 1.000 children in southeast Houston, but as of late, the 20-year-old building that houses the club had fallen into disrepair and was in desperate necessity of TLC.

There have been recurring leaks in the building, restrooms had rusted fixtures and there were number water fountains.

"GMA" sponsor Lowe’s stepped in to help, partnering with the NCAA to renovate the facility. For the past nine weeks, more than eighty people have pitched in to assistance by making repairs, painting the building and planting flowers to brighten up the surroundings.

"We've had employees contribute over 4.200 hundred hours to create this project a success,” James Frison, director of Community Relations for Lowe's, told ABC News.

The biggest undertaking was the gym. Lowe’spokesman Jeff Richardson said water had destroyed the all floor. "The ceilings around the all door had been totally demolished," he said. "You could literally look exterior from inside,” he added.

For many parents, the club is their only after-school resource.

The building'south facelift is presently complete, with an updated library, a secure space to play exterior and a new basketball court -- and area children are anxious to christen the updated building.

“The kids arrive and peek interior the building after school," Everett Curl, the club’s senior director, said. "They're prepared to obtain back in their club."

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