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Providing Disaster Relief

Lowe’s is present in communities across the United States, which enables us to respond quickly to natural disasters and be there to help for the long haul.

Natural disasters strike without warning, cause irreparable damage and inflict pain on the communities they affect.

Working with our national partners — the First Response Team of America and the American Red Cross — Lowe’s is helping impacted communities get the relief they need while putting necessary measures in place to make communities more resilient. Lowe’s donates to these organizations to support relief efforts across the country, and Lowe’s Heroes contribute time and expertise to aid in the relief and recovery efforts.

In 2015, Lowe’s donated nearly $1.5 million to help out with disaster relief and recovery efforts across the United States. This included helping communities in South Carolina to recover after historic floods that left more than a dozen dead and assisting others devastated by tornadoes that struck the Southern and Midwestern parts of the United States last spring and winter. Lowe’s Heroes also contributed to the recovery, with hundreds of employee volunteers donating their time and services to these efforts.

American Red Cross

Since 1999, Lowe’s has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help deliver relief and recovery assistance in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Each year, through the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, Lowe’s pledges donations that help the Red Cross plan for and respond to disasters. Lowe’s Heroes also donate their time to recovery activities.

Together with customers, Lowe’s has donated more than $26 million to Red Cross relief activities, including approximately $750,000 in 2015.

First Response Team of America

Together with customers, Lowe’s has donated more than $26 million to Red Cross relief activities, including approximately $750,000 in 2015.

Since 2012, Lowe’s has provided more than $2 million in grants, and hundreds of volunteer hours, to the First Response Team of America to bring relief and assistance to impacted individuals and families all across the United States. Armed with specialized equipment and vehicles, the First Response Team is able to access impacted areas that others cannot reach.

Over the course of 2015, Lowe’s supported First Response Team relief efforts in 14 impacted communities with $750,000 in charitable donations. From towns devastated by tornadoes in Illinois and Texas, to communities affected by flooding in South Carolina, around 500 Lowe’s Heroes helped the First Response Team perform search and rescue operations, clear debris and distribute much-needed supplies.