To support relief and recovery efforts following dozens of deadly tornadoes in recent weeks, Lowe’s will donate $500,000 to assist disaster relief partners, including the American Red Cross and Lowe’s nonprofit Pro customers. The money will help these organizations provide emergency shelter, critical relief supplies, food and comfort to those affected.
Last week, Lowe’s associates went door to door in Little Rock, Ark., Coralville, Iowa and Cape Girardeau, Mo. to pass out more than 1,100 free buckets filled with supplies to help residents clean up tornado damage. The week prior to that, associates in Rolling Fork, Miss. donated more than 700 cases of water and more than 450 buckets to assist residents and first responders after an EF4 tornado ripped through the small community.
Lowe’s also is expanding financial assistance provided to associates through the Lowe’s Employee Relief Fund by doubling the company’s match, contributing $2 for every dollar an employee donates. In 2022, the fund helped nearly 3,000 associates with more than $4.1 million in financial aid.
“It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation caused by the extreme tornadoes that have impacted our associates and customers across the South and Midwest,” said Marvin Ellison, Chairman and CEO of Lowe’s in a statement. “Our stores and associates are committed to providing assistance at a time when our neighbors need us more than ever, and this donation will help our nonprofit and Pro partners respond to critical needs.”