Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending ash about 30,000 feet into the sky. Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
The volcano has destroyed at least 37 homes and other structures in a small southeast area of the island and forced around 2,000 people to evacuate their homes.
During and following disasters, Lowe’s employees go into their communities to distribute critically needed supplies and help with clean up. Lowe’s in Kona, Hawaii and store manager Steve Hoffman knew they needed to help those impacted.
The store made a donation to the Hearts of Puna Organization in Pahoa on Tuesday, which is working to distribute supplies to residents in need. Products donated included 90 cases of water, dust masks, tarps, tapes, flash lights, batteries, canopies, toilet paper, Lowe’s buckets and more.
Lowe’s employees also held mask fitting classes, as the islands could experience high levels of ash and sulfur dioxide.