Still in the midst of a disaster and mass devastation, Lowe’s stores in Northern California are making sure the needs of their communities and associates are being met.
This past week, the Lowe’s of Chico partnered with several of the company’s nonprofit partners to support associates and displaced community members. The event was set up in the parking lot of the store. Community members in need were able to receive a free hot meal provided by World Central Kitchen and have access to the American Red Cross and many of its resources and information.
The Salvation Army was also on-site providing customers and associates with donated clothing and other necessities to help get them through the period of evacuation or displacement.
Associates and customers gathered needed supplies, shared meals and even played outdoor games in the parking lot during the event. After the event was over, Lowe’s District Manager Jason Blair reflected on the show of support from Lowe’s, local organizations and community members at the event.
“Thank you to all the businesses and people that showed up throughout the evening to support the community,” Blair said. “From the beginning of this tragedy, the efforts behind the scenes and in the aisles have assisted in getting essential items to first responders and thousands of people in the community. While there is still a lot of work to be done, it makes you proud to wear the red vest and know that Lowe’s will be there to support.”
Lowe’s will continue to monitor conditions in California and work to support its stores, associates and communities affected by the fires. Click through the photo gallery below to see more photos from the event.
Read more about Lowe’s efforts to serve communities during times of disaster.