Lowe's Social Responsibility

With tornado season upon us, we want our communities to be as prepared as possible.

Follow these tips from our partner, the American Red Cross, to help keep your family and home safe:

1. Pick an interior safe room in your home, such as a basement, where you can gather during a storm.

2. Consider having your safe room reinforced for better protection.

3. Replace gravel and rock landscaping with mulch or shredded bark, which is safer in high winds.

4. Prepare for high winds by removing diseased and damaged limbs from trees.

5. Move or secure lawn furniture, trashcans, hanging plants or anything else that can be picked up by the wind and become projectile.

6. Create a storm kit with batteries, flashlights, tarps, trash bags, gloves and safety goggles. 

We’re in good company! Along with Nationwide Insurance, the University of Phoenix, National Grid, and Caterpillar Foundation, Lowe’s was recently recognized as an American Red Cross 2014 Corporate Hero. For more than 10 years, we’ve supported the ARC’s Disaster Services through a workplace giving campaign, customer donation program, and our Racing for Relief program.

As of last Thursday, March 27, an in-store customer donation program was set up to benefit the Washington mudslide victims in the town of Oso.  All funds raised are going toward the ARC’s disaster relief fund, which allows them to assist with recovery following this disaster.

From New York to California, Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to frame homes in Times Square and nine Lowe’s store parking lots. All 10 of these homes will eventually belong to a future Habitat family in need.

This event also raised awareness of the need for volunteers to help Habitat reach its goal of serving one million people annually by 2018. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer to help a family in your community, please visit Habitat.org/Lowes.

What does it look like to build a house in the middle of Times Square? We’ll show you how we did an epic two-day build in 30-seconds.

We’re kicking-off our national volunteer drive, “Hammers for Habitat,” this week in 10 cities across the country. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will be teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to frame a home in Times Square and nine store parking lots.  Builds are taking place in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and St. Louis.

Join in on the fun this Thursday and Friday with #HammersForHabitat!

To support Habitat for Humanity’s goal of serving one million people annually, we’re launching “Hammers for Habitat.” We’re asking people across the country to volunteer one day of their time to serving in their community. Our hope is that together we can provide stability for families and children through safe and secure homes.

Help us reach our goal of 100,000 volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering with “Hammers for Habitat,” please visit Habitat.org/Lowes.

Lowe’s is committed to making a difference in the lives of students! During the 2013 - 2014 school year, $1.4 million in Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants were awarded to 354 public schools across the country. These grants made it possible for schools to receive crucial technology and safety improvements, as well as library renovations, walking trails and outdoor learning environments.

Today, Lowe’s is excited to announce that we’ll be renewing our commitment to Habitat for Humanity International with a five-year, $23.5 million donation. For more than a decade, Lowe’s has partnered with Habitat to build safe and affordable homes. This partnership has extended hope to more than 3,000 families in all 50 states through revitalization projects and disaster recovery. We look forward to serving many more families in the coming years! 

To learn more about our renewed partnership, visit http://bit.ly/1eXq02A.