-- Funds will support immediate and long-term community needs --
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's has committed today $1 million to support disaster relief efforts for associates, customers and communities in direct response to Hurricane Dorian's impact along the U.S. coast and the Bahamas. Lowe's will continue to work closely with nonprofit partners and government agencies to determine immediate and long-term support needed by local communities.
To support customers and communities as they prepared for the storm and in the clean-up and recovery that follows, the Lowe's Emergency Command Center has expedited more than 6,000 truckloads of needed supplies, including generators, bottled water, sand, plywood, chainsaws, trash bags, gas cans and tarps.
"Lowe's is committed to helping our associates, customers and the communities we serve recover and rebuild from Hurricane Dorian," said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe's president and CEO. "Beyond our financial commitment, Lowe's will help communities recover with product donations and volunteer support alongside our nonprofit partners for weeks and months to come."
Lowe's will work with the American Red Cross, the Bahamas Red Cross and additional disaster relief partners to help communities impacted by the storm.
Additionally, associates from Lowe's stores in Charlotte, Atlanta, Richmond and other locations are deploying Sunday to areas most affected by Hurricane Dorian. These emergency relief teams provide additional customer support and give fellow associates a chance to focus on their families.
Lowe's will further support affected associates by doubling the company's match to the Lowe's Employee Relief Fund, which provides financial assistance in times of crisis. Since it was established in 1999, the fund has helped more than 33,000 associates by providing more than $39 million in financial aid.
For more information on Lowe's hurricane response efforts, visit the company's Open House newsroom.
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
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