Categories: Serving Communities

Lowe’s Heroes were hands on, hearts in during 2017

WOODSTOCK, GEORGIA, USA (4/28/16)-Volunteers helped to raise walls during Girls Night Out. Women gathered in 10 cities across the U.S., and with the help of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, they framed houses as part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week. The largest partnership initiative between Habitat and Lowe’s, the event is dedicated to empowering women while helping families build or improve a place they can call home. From April 30 to May 8, National Women Build Week brought together more than 17,000 women to build or repair homes alongside 650 families, progressing toward Lowe’s and Habitat’s goal of helping 1,000 families have safe, stable homes by the holidays. More than 300 Habitat locations hosted National Women Build Week activities this year, including new home construction and neighborhood revitalization projects. © Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein

In 1946, Lowe’s was established in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. It quickly became an integral part of the small, Carolina foothills community – a role the company’s founder and its employees took seriously. Now, after 70 years, 2,000 locations and over 290,000 employees later, Lowe’s continues to focus on serving both customers and communities to help people love where they live. As a sign of commitment to that service, Lowe’s established a company-wide volunteer program called “Lowe’s Heroes” in the 1990s. Through the program, Lowe’s employees strive to make a difference in the communities where they live and work, while connecting with their customers in and outside of stores.

Employees across the company – from stores to supply chain locations to customer support centers –  are invited to participate in Lowe’s Heroes. They adopt a project of their choice that meets critical needs within Lowe’s key focus areas of community improvement and K-12 public/charter education.

But just how much of an impact are Lowe’s Heroes making? Take a look at what they accomplished in 2017:

Read and watch just a few of the many Lowe’s Heroes projects employees have completed.