To meet the latest 2020 disaster-related needs, Lowe’s is donating $1 million to support disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Laura, California wildfires and the Iowa derecho.
As part of its efforts, Lowe’s said the company already has donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross to support critical housing and shelter needs compounded by COVID-19 pandemic challenges.
In immediate response to Hurricane Laura, seven Lowe’s stores will host bucket brigade events this week in the most affected areas to distribute supplies to residents who are continuing cleanup efforts. Each store will distribute 500 buckets, which carry supplies including dust masks, goggles, bug spray, bottled water and mold remover.
“Lowe’s works to make homes better for all every day, and our donations will help the American Red Cross and other nonprofits respond to critical needs in communities impacted by recent natural disasters, including funds to provide shelter and housing,” said Lowe’s president and CEO Marvin Ellison. “We’re thankful for the hard work by the American Red Cross as they quickly provide relief in Texas, Louisiana, California and Iowa, and our stores are committed to providing relief for associates and customers in a time when we know our neighbors need us now more than ever.”