"A CALL TO SERVE” – LOWE’S 2013 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

Habitat for Humanity

Celebrating more than a decade of working with Habitat for Humanity® to build homes and hope, Lowe’s touched the lives of thousands of people in 2013 through a range of programs that strengthened communities throughout the nation.

Lowe’s contributed more than $4 million in grants and supported Habitat projects from Portland, Oregon, to Fort Myers, Florida. Along with funding, Lowe’s provides the dedicated support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers. Over the past decade, Lowe’s employees have donated thousands of volunteer hours building, repairing and renovating homes alongside partner families in local communities.

 

Together with Habitat for Humanity, Lowe’s has helped ensure safe and affordable housing in partnership with more than 3,000 families in all 50 states.

 

In 2013, Lowe’s supported several initiatives:

  • As the national underwriter of the Habitat for Humanity Women Build program, Lowe’s invested $1.75 million in National Women Build Week. The annual initiative challenges women across the United States to support Habitat during the week of Mother’s Day. Lowe’s donated $5,000 to each of the 300 participating affiliates across the country, and Lowe’s Heroes conducted more than 230 how-to clinics at stores to teach women construction skills.
  • Lowe’s contributed $1 million in grants to help Habitat complete nearly 50 local improvement projects in Indianapolis, Jackson, Mississippi, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Portland, Oregon. Lowe’s awarded each Habitat affiliate $250,000 for projects ranging from critical repairs to new home construction as part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
  • In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Lowe’s contributed $100,000 to Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity to help build seven homes in the Alamosa neighborhood. Lowe’s also supported a community celebration and provided volunteer assistance for the Hispanic Heritage projects for the second consecutive year.
  • More than 200 celebrities, corporate executives and community volunteers took part in Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ Power Women Power Tools event supported by Lowe’s. Lowe’s contributed $100,000, and Lowe’s Heroes helped frame walls for 120 homes in the local community.
  • To celebrate the 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, Lowe’s joined an estimated 3,000 volunteers to build, renovate and repair more than 80 homes in Denver, New York City, Union Beach, New Jersey, Oakland and San Jose, California.

Together with Habitat for Humanity, Lowe’s has helped ensure safe and affordable housing in partnership with more than 3,000 families in all 50 states. Our commitment to Habitat through 2018 will bring Lowe’s contributions to more than $63 million since 2003.

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