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Charlotte’s Cherry neighborhood getting a makeover this week

Posted on 4 Oct 2012 by Jenifer Daniels

Charlotte’s Cherry neighborhood is looking a little bit brighter today.

The neighborhood was chosen by Rebuilding America and Carter’s Kids to receive a beatification makeover this week.

More than 100 Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will descend upon the Cherry neighborhood in Charlotte alongside partners Rebuilding Together and Carter’s Kids Oct. 3 and 4 to provide critical repairs to six homes and install a new playground at Cherry Park. The Rebuild-a-Block project will engage local volunteers to assist fellow Charlotteans with critical repair projects like roof repair, porch replacement, carpet installation, paint and installation of handrails.

But the beautification doesn’t stop at homes…

Carter Oosterhouse, HGTV star and founder of Carter’s Kids, will also lead the volunteers in installing a brand new, customized playground at Cherry Park. The playground will be built on public grounds so that the local community and students of Community Charter School can use it for play and exercise. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at Noon on Oct. 4.

The City of Charlotte Neighborhood Matching Grants committee also awarded the Cherry Neighborhood Association a beautification grant worth $23,000 to assist.  Cherry neighbors will use these funds to install new fencing to surround the new park. (Interested in the City of Charlotte Neighborhood Matching Grants, click here.)

In total, Rebuilding America estimates that over 800 man hours will go into the beatification project.


  1. Willy Loman 6 Oct 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Good. This neighborhood needs this desperately.