NC Rosenwald School to Serve as Year-Round Community Center
Restoration of the Canetuck Rosenwald School in Currie, NC is Complete, Thanks to Support From Lowe’s and The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted April 2, 2012 | Contact email@example.com or 202-588-6141
WHAT: Alumni and friends of the Canetuck Rosenwald School in Currie, NC will gather to celebrate the grand re-opening of the facility as the Canetuck Community Center. The Canetuck School was built in 1921 and recently became the only community building for miles around. Up until 2010, this community resource was used sparingly because the energy inefficiency of the building made regular use cost prohibitive.
In addition to local support, the project received a $40,000 grant from Lowe’s in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to address these issues. The building’s back wall and attic have been insulated, the building’s eaves have been repaired, and the roof has been repaired and coated with an energy-efficient metal finish. Additionally, the chimney has been sealed so that birds and water are no longer able to get into the building – all together, making the school 50% more energy efficient.
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has donated $2.5 million to the National Trust to preserve and restore 41 Rosenwald Schools in 11 states. The Canetuck Rosenwald School is the 29th of these projects to be completed.
This event will include an open house of the facility with alumni on hand to give tours, thanks and recognition to those who helped complete the project. It also will feature a presentation of new goals for the community center and a screening of the film Under the Kudzu.
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2011
WHERE: Canetuck Community Senior Center
6098 Canetuck Road
Currie, NC 28435
TIME: 3 p.m.
CONTACT: Virgil McDill, 202.294.9187, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Salazar, 704-758-4345, email@example.com
The NationalTrust for Historic Preservation is a non-profit membership organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. By saving the places where great moments from history – and the important moments of everyday life – took place, the National Trust for Historic Preservation helps revitalize neighborhoods and communities, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. With headquarters in Washington, DC, 9 regional and field offices, 29 historic sites, and partner organizations in all 50 states, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories. For more information, visit www.PreservationNation.org.
Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education, has brought more than $5 million in grants to K-12 public schools every year since its inception in 2005. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. In 2010, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.