MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's announced an additional commitment of $500,000 to support disaster relief and recovery efforts following the recent earthquakes in Mexico and hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean. Lowe's has committed more than $2.5 million to disaster relief this year both domestically and internationally.
Lowe's will work with nonprofit partners and government agencies both internationally and locally to determine community needs as they begin to rebuild and recover.
Lowe's American Red Cross customer donation program is currently activated in all U.S. stores to provide a convenient place for customers to support those affected by recent disasters like Hurricane Maria. Customers can also contribute to the American Red Cross online through a link on Lowes.com.
"These recent disasters have caused unprecedented devastation and impacted the things that matter most to people – their loved ones and their homes," said James Frison, Lowe's director of community relations. "Lowe's is passionate about helping communities rebuild to make them feel like home again."
Lowe's operates or services more than 2,370 home improvement and hardware stores including 10 stores in Mexico.
Lowe's, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.
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