Smiles, hugs and turkeys. Lowe’s stores in North Carolina and Florida had plenty of those on hand Tuesday while distributing Thanksgiving meals in their communities.
Stores in Wilmington, North Carolina and Florida provided thousands of take-home meals to neighbors and Lowe’s associates impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael. The family-style meals contain a cooked turkey, sides and a dessert.
Wilmington native and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan was on hand as Lowe’s distributed meals in his hometown. He and Lowe’s Divisional President Stacey Ryan greeted members of the community and listened to their stories of recovery. Jordan previously donated $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
“We know repairing or rebuilding after a major storm is tough, especially during a season usually spent giving thanks,” Ryan said. “We hope families are able to enjoy this Thanksgiving meal from our Lowe’s family. It’s an honor to serve our customers today and every day.”
At the Community Boys & Girls Club, which Jordan attended while growing up, he provided care packages containing new Jordan Brand shoes and Hanes socks to all 150 members. In addition, Lowe’s announced a $100,000 donation to support renovations to the club, which was severely damaged during Hurricane Florence. Lowe’s also gave each club member a take-home meal for their families to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day.
Operation BBQ Relief, which serves hot meals to displaced residents and first responders during times of natural and other disasters, provided Thanksgiving meals for stores in Wilmington and Florida. The organization has served more than 1.1 million hot meals in North Carolina and Florida since the hurricanes made landfall.
This is part of Lowe’s continued efforts to help communities recovering from the hurricanes. The company committed $4 million to disaster relief and held community events at Lowe’s stores in impacted communities following the storms to distribute hot meals and critically needed cleanup supplies.
Read more about Lowe’s response to Hurricanes Florence and Michael.