Lowes' volunteers get homes ready for winter

November 6, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The home improvement retailer also made some repairs on the houses in the Austin community.

The homeowners, who are all low-income residents, received insulation, weather-stripping, and ceiling fans.

Lowe's also replaced outdated refrigerators, stoves, and water heaters with new, energy-efficient appliances. Volunteers replaced drafty windows with those that are weather-tight.

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