Monday October 7th, 2013 - 11:37AM
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has announced a $500,000 grant to the First Response Team of America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to working alongside local agencies to help save lives in the wake of disasters. Lowe’s and the First Response Team are currently helping local families and communities recover from the recent flooding in Colorado. Volunteers are delivering critically needed cleaning supplies and assisting residents, the retailer noted.
“Responding to natural disasters and lending a helping hand in times of great need is a commitment Lowe’s has made for many years,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “Our partnership with the First Response Team of America has helped make a larger and more impactful difference on the front lines in affected communities immediately after a disaster.”
The grant follows a recent announcement that Lowe’s donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of the flooding in Colorado.