As wildfires continue to burn in Tennessee and across the Southeast, Lowe’s is responding by contributing $100,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. The donation will help provide food, shelter and comfort to the thousands who have had to evacuate their homes.
“Our thoughts are with those impacted by the wildfires, including our own Lowe’s employees,” said James Frison, Lowe’s director of community relations. “The American Red Cross brings hope to people in their darkest hour, and we hope that our contribution can enhance their ability to provide shelter and the necessary resources as many seek safety and relief during this time.”
In the coming weeks, Lowe’s Heroes volunteers will also put their hands into action and help with relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the fires. Customers can also help by donating to the Red Cross in all Lowe’s stores across Tennessee or by making a contribution online via the Lowe’s American Red Cross Online Donation Site.
Earlier this week, the Red Cross opened shelters in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where wildfires have forced more than 14,000 people from their home. The Red Cross is also actively responding to fires that are burning in North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia.
“We are so grateful for the generous support of Lowe’s to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which enables us to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.”— Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross
“The raging wildfire fire in Tennessee has caused massive destruction across multiple counties and has impacted thousands of people,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are so grateful for the generous support of Lowe’s to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which enables us to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.”
As a member of the Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program, Lowe’s pledges donations on an ongoing basis in advance of disasters to help ensure the Red Cross can take immediate action. Since partnering with the Red Cross in 1999, Lowe’s and its customers have contributed more than $28 million for disaster relief.