Lowe’s responds to Kentucky area devastated by tornadoes

MOORESVILLE – Mooresville-based Lowe’s was among the first corporate responders in relief efforts to help communities devastated by last weekend’s tornados.

Lowe’s, headquartered off Langtree Road, is donating $1 million to support relief and recovery efforts after tornadoes cut through Kentucky and the nation’s heartland, causing catastrophic and unprecedented damage. The donation will assist Lowe’s disaster relief partners including the American Red Cross and Lowe’s nonprofit Pro customers, providing emergency shelter, relief supplies, food, blood center operations and comfort to those affected by the deadly tornadoes.

“It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation this has caused for so many families and communities this close to the holidays,” Lowe’s Chairman and CEO Marvin Ellison said. “We couldn’t be more proud of the way our teams have already stepped up to help their neighbors.”

Less than 24 hours after a tornado swept through Mayfield, Ky., the epicenter of the destruction, associates from Lowe’s in Mayfield helped board up the Mayfield police department and city hall. In Bowling Green, Ky., associates donated 60 cases of water and critical supplies to assist residents of splintered subdivisions and 50 battery-powered lanterns to a senior living home that had lost power.

Lowe’s stores plan to continue distributing emergency supplies and providing support to affected communities. More than 100 associates from Lowe’s emergency response teams also are at Kentucky stores this week to help with recovery efforts.

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