Lowe’s has funded community improvement projects since 1957. But answering the call to serve means more than writing checks. It means lending a helping hand in times of need. We do that with the help of Lowe’s Heroes.
Each year, Lowe’s employees team up to provide thousands of hours of support to local communities as part of the Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteer program. The company-wide program encourages employees in a location to work together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or K-12 public school, and make a difference.
Hundreds of Lowe’s Heroes mobilized to help families recover and rebuild in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and other states impacted by destructive fires, floods and tornadoes.
At a time of increasing need, Lowe’s Heroes continued to step forward to assist our neighbors in 2013. Lowe’s Heroes completed more than 1,200 community improvement projects across North America.
Employees from our stores, distribution centers, regional and corporate offices volunteered their time and skills to support our nonprofit partners and deliver hands-on help on a local level. From part-time employees to vice presidents, Lowe’s Heroes rolled up their sleeves to complete community improvement projects that included:
- Joining Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together to revitalize neighborhoods in 15 states from California to Connecticut.
- Repairing and renovating Boys & Girls Clubs in Alabama, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.
- Refurbishing rinks in Ontario in partnership with Hockey Canada to revitalize the infrastructure of youth hockey in Canada.
- Making critical improvements at schools to support Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grants awarded in 49 states.
- Completing environmental cleanup and improvement projects with Keep America Beautiful in Alabama, California, Florida, Michigan, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Pennsylvania.
Lowe’s Heroes also came together to answer the call for help in the aftermath of several natural disasters. Hundreds of Lowe’s Heroes mobilized to help families recover and rebuild in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and other states impacted by destructive fires, floods and tornadoes. Lowe’s Heroes packed buckets full of emergency supplies and distributed them to local residents. They also partnered with the First Response Team of America to provide immediate aid to families in need, removing debris, cleaning up properties and helping families salvage their valuables during the first few critical hours and days after disasters.
Lowe’s commitment to serve is brought to life each day in our local communities by Lowe’s Heroes. Along with teams of volunteers, Lowe’s donated $1.75 million in materials to support Heroes projects in 2013.
Lowe’s Heroes from nine San Francisco-area stores made Alcatraz Island a more welcoming attraction for tourists by repairing hundreds of yards of fence on the Agave Trail, a half-mile hiking trail that wraps around the island.
Lowe’s Heroes from stores in Fernley, Sparks and Reno donated more than 1,000 volunteer hours to help renovate the Boys & Girls Club in Fernley, Nev.
Fourteen stores in the Orlando area dedicated two months to updating two transitional homes for Matthews Hope, a nonprofit that assists the homeless in Winter Garden, Fla.
More than 30 Lowe’s Heroes from our Pittston Regional Distribution Center in Pittston, Pa., put their gardening skills to use to help the Abington Community Garden grow produce for the local community.
Since the late 1990s, Lowe’s employees have been teaming up to make our communities better places to live.
Lowe’s Heroes partnered with Rebuilding Together to make the homes of veterans and their families more accessible. Lowe’s donated the ramps, and Lowe’s Heroes helped install them.
Assisting Flood Victims