Lowe’s to donate $500,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief in response to the massive flooding in the Southeast

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the massive flooding in the Southeast, Lowe’s announced today it will donate $500,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Lowe’s is working with its national nonprofit partners to provide both immediate and long-term support to local communities in the Southeast.

The donation to the Red Cross will help provide food, shelter and comfort to those impacted by this weekend’s historic rainfall. In addition, Lowe’s has activated its American Red Cross customer donation program in all 161 stores in the Carolinas to provide a convenient place for customers to make a donation. People can also make a contribution online via the Lowe’s American Red Cross Online Donation Site.

Lowe’s has shipped truckloads of emergency supplies to the affected area, and Lowe’s stores and national disaster relief partner, the First Response Team of America, have also been assisting with relief efforts.

“Our thoughts are with the thousands of residents, including Lowe’s employees, who’ve been affected by the widespread flooding,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe’s director of community relations. “Our Lowe’s Heroes are standing by to assist and will be lending a hand to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts.”

More than 40,000 people in South Carolina are without water after record flooding, and about 26,000 are without power. As many as 550 roads and highways remained closed.

Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to help. By Monday afternoon, 35 Red Cross shelters were open and assisting residents in North Carolina and South Carolina. Nearly 400 Red Cross workers, 22 response vehicles and shelter supplies for 5,000 people have been mobilized to help in South Carolina.

As a member of the Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program, Lowe’s pledges donationson an ongoing basis in advance of disasters to help ensure the Red Cross can take immediate action. Individuals can team with Lowe’s and the American Red Cross to provide assistance by donating at Lowe’s American Red Cross Online Donation Site, by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Since partnering with the Red Cross in 1999, Lowe’s and its customers have contributed more than $25 million for disaster relief.

Donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief are used to help people affected by disasters big and small. Gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.

ABOUT LOWE’S IN THE COMMUNITY
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

ABOUT AMERICAN RED CROSS:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

SOURCE Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

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Lowe’s to donate $500,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief in response to the massive flooding in the Southeast

Lowe’s to donate $500,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief in response to the massive flooding in the Southeast

Lowe’s donates $1 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America for improvement and renovation projects at 19 of its Clubs across the country

ATLANTA, 2015-8-3— /EPR Retail News/ — Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced today Lowe’s donation of $1 million for improvement and renovation projects at 19 of its Clubs across the country. Lowe’s grants vary per Club and will fund needed repairs and upgrades including safety enhancements, new flooring, kitchen expansions and new porches.

Lowe’s support helps local Clubs make critical improvements to ensure they remain safe and inviting places for youth who need them most. At many locations, Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers also donate their time and talent to help Clubs complete their projects efficiently and safely.

“Lowe’s continues to be a valued partner that provides essential renovations and improvements for Clubs nationwide,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “This $1 million investment helps Clubs to continue to provide welcoming and engaging environments where our members can feel safe and continue to achieve great futures.”

Since 2009, Lowe’s has contributed $6 million in grants and thousands of volunteer hours to fund improvements at more than 120 Clubs. In 2014, Lowe’s support helped update 20 Clubs with improvements that reflected a variety of facility needs, including improving a Club’s energy efficiency, planting a garden and renovating a kitchen.

“Lowe’s is committed to supporting the future leaders of our communities,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe’s director of community relations. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs which provide safe places for youth across the country to learn and grow and start on the path to a great future.”

As part of this year’s donation, the following Clubs will receive a grant:

Alabama

Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Alabama – Ozark, AL

$14,000 for a kitchen renovation and modification

 

Arkansas

Boys & Girls Club of Saline County – Benton, AR

$37,000 for upgrades to electrical system

 

California

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County – Fresno, CA

$50,000 for new flooring and electrical updates to gym

 

Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos – San Marcos, CA

$50,000 for kitchen renovation and appliance upgrades

 

District of Columbia

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington – Washington, DC

$50,000 for safety upgrades including entrance area, games room, lighting, and security system and intrusion detection

 

Georgia

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County – Gainesville, GA

$50,000 for safety upgrades including bathroom facilities, flooring and lighting

 

Illinois

Boys & Girls Club of Elgin – Elgin, IL

$45,000 for kitchen expansion to support more nutritional needs

 

Louisiana

Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana – Lafayette, LA

$50,000 for roof repair, upgrades to gym including re-flooring, removal of bleachers and painting, renovation of music room and teen center

 

Michigan

Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills – Brimley, MI

$50,000 for new heating system for the facility

 

New York

Boys & Girls Clubs of Newburgh, Inc. – Newburgh, NY

$50,000 for renovation of four classrooms, teen center and porch attached to main building

 

North Carolina

Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County – Shelby, NC

$38,000 for bathroom renovation, update to check-in area

 

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

$50,000 for a gym floor renovation

 

Oregon

Boys & Girls Club of Albany – Albany, OR

$23,000 for classroom renovations that will support youth in educational, arts and technology programs

 

Rhode Island

Boys & Girls Club of East Providence – East Providence, RI

$50,000 for the addition of three more classrooms and bathroom facilities

 

Tennessee

Boys & Girls Club of the Monroe Area – Madisonville, TN

$25,000 for new carpeting and flooring, replacing air conditioning and painting of facility

 

Texas

Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, Inc. – Marble Falls, TX

$43,000 for fixing floors, windows and walls, upgrade in lighting and security system

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Permian Basin, Inc. – Odessa, TX

$20,000 for a porch to expand Club programming and prevent water damage

 

Virginia

Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck – Kilmarnock, VA

$20,000 for renovation of existing space to add kitchen and bathroom

 

Southside Boys & Girls Club – Norfolk, VA

$33,000 for ceiling tiles and flooring paint 

 

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

ABOUT LOWE’S
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

Contact

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