Our team here at store 2617 in Concord, New Hampshire was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work alongside the kids and staff of the Greater Concord Boys and Girls Club last month. What made this opportunity even more unique was the fact that the Lowe’s Racing Team 48 was there working with the kids and staff, as well. Our store team headed out to the Club early in the afternoon, as there was a lot to be done that day and we needed all the time we could get. Projects such as landscaping and painting were of critical need to the Club, so we got right to work. As we were in the midst of our projects, the kids started to arrive to the club. Many of the kids shouted out to the Lowe’s employees thanking us and saying how nice the work we had done so far looked. I recall spreading mulch in front of one of windows, and as I looked up I saw four or five of the kids were pushed up against the glass smiling and waving as they watched us work. Then the kids were brought out to join the efforts, and it was great to see the pride they took in their club. Just then I heard someone say “Hi Chad!” I turned around and my store manager was talking to Team 48’s crew chief Chad Knaus and other members of Team 48. Chad immediately took his jacket off and said to me “Put us to work, what can we do?” I got Chad and his team set up doing some staining and made sure they had plenty of the kids to help them. It was great to see that the entire Team 48 crew was amazing with all of the kids. Chad quickly had a few of the kids staining the fence as he helped them and coached them along the way, talking and laughing as they worked.
At the end of the day it was easy to see the positive impact that was made to the Club. Not only did the kids and staff walk away with the pride in a job well done but so did the entire Lowe’s team. I was also a member of the Boys & Girls Club as a kid, and it meant a lot to me to be able to give back!
– Chris Parry, Assistant Store Manager