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Earnhardt helps revamp shelter

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte women’s shelter that houses 225 people a night will receive a much-needed facelift with the help from the Teresa Earnhardt and The Dale Earnhardt Foundation.

Earnhardt, CEO of Dale Earnhardt Inc., chair of The Dale Earnhardt Foundation and an interior designer, has volunteered her expertise to The Center of Hope’s “A Fresh Coat of Paint” initiative.

The Salvation Army shelter was built in 1991, and has housed thousands of women and children since 2002. The initiative represents the first effort to renovate the shelter since its construction.

Once Earnhardt has completed her plans for the shelter later this year, corporations and individuals will be invited to the initiative’s website to view the new furnishings and make tax-deductible donations to help purchase them.

The foundation also announced the Dale Earnhardt Foundation Book Center project to collect book donations to fill the shelves of the shelter and keep them full after offering them as gifts to the temporary residents during their stays.

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