ecoREHAB of Muncie Receives $123,000 Lowe’s Hometowns Grant, Benefitting Local Community

As part of the grant, ecoREHAB will restore the facade of "The Yard” in The Old West End in Muncie. Photo providedAs part of the grant, ecoREHAB will restore the facade of "The Yard” in The Old West End in Muncie. Photo provided

By Jason Haney—

MUNCIE, IN—Muncie, Indiana -based ecoREHAB of Muncie has proudly been selected as part of the 2024 Lowe’s Hometowns program, a five-year, $100 million commitment to rebuild and revitalize community spaces nationwide. Since launching in 2022, the signature grant program has renovated 149 community centers, affordable housing facilities, shelters and food pantries; refurbished 15 first responder and veteran/military family facilities; and built and improved 54 community gardens, parks and playgrounds – among many other impactful projects.

As one of 100 community projects in 2024 that make up this year’s grant recipients, the Lowe’s Hometowns grant will benefit ecoREHAB’s home, The Yard (formerly McCarty Lumber) located in Muncie’s Old West End Neighborhood.

ecoREHAB, Inc. has developed programs with community partners that train at-risk individuals 16+ in the construction trades. The Lowe’s Hometowns project will help transform the former McCarty Lumber Yard into a construction training facility with work primarily being done on the main building and nearby barn. The facility will become a safe place for students to succeed, find support systems, learn a trade and build self-esteem.

This year’s Lowe’s Hometowns projects benefit 87 communities across 44 states and Washington, D.C., and will address needs specific to each community, from housing and community centers to outdoor spaces and facilities for first responders and veterans.

Each project will receive a grant from Lowe’s to make physical improvements that help local organizations continue to make meaningful impact in their communities. At the core of this commitment are Lowe’s red vest associates, who share a passion for giving back to their communities and provide support to every Lowe’s Hometowns project.

Visit and follow #LowesHometowns on social media for more details on this year’s projects.

Jason Haney is CEO at ecoREHAB