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Wayfair and Kelly Clarkson renovate two Lake Charles homes damaged by hurricanes

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Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 11:33 AM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Wayfair Inc. teamed up with Kelly Clarkson to help remodel two family homes in Lake Charles that were damaged during the 2020 hurricane season.

“Given the challenges of the past year, Wayfair and Kelly recognize that there are so many people in need of assistance. In addition to the pandemic, areas of the U.S. were hit by catastrophic storms and are still recovering and picking up the pieces several months later,” said Courtney Lawrie, director of brand marketing, Wayfair. “At Wayfair, we realize the importance of living in a comfortable home where people can be who they are. After seeing the level of devastation in Lake Charles, Wayfair and Kelly joined forces to assist two families whose homes were in dire need of renovations, to turn them back into beautiful spaces where they can carry on with their lives.”

The homes were located at Quail Ridge and had been left with leaking roofs, shattered windows, broken doors, and damaged siding. Extensive water damage had also ruined the carpets, countertops, furniture, and the family’s personal items.

Wayfair covered all of the renovation costs and styled the homes. Both were outfitted with new sofas, coffee tables, area rugs, dining sets, and lighting. The families also received kitchen appliances, including a refrigerator, dishwasher, and range from Wayfair along with pieces from the Kelly Clarkson Home Collection.

“2020 was a year we’ll never forget. The Lake Charles community faced an extremely difficult situation when the place they call home was hit by deadly storms that caused a tremendous amount of loss,” said Kelly Clarkson. “It can take years to rebuild a community, but if we work together to help those in need, we can accomplish a lot. I am so happy that Wayfair and I were able to step in to help these families get back on their feet by creating a space they love and are proud to call home.”

To see a before and after video of the homes, you can visit Wayfair’s website HERE.

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