Lowe’s is helping community members hit hardest by COVID-19 through a $25 million philanthropic investment of product, funds, and collaboration to meet the needs of associates and customers now and as the pandemic continues.
Working similarly to how Lowe’s responds during natural disasters, the company’s philanthropic commitment includes:
- $10 million in product that will be donated to medical professionals on the frontlines. Lowe’s is currently delivering essential items, such as respirators and other protective gear, to hospitals nationwide by working with national healthcare supply distributors to allocate product where it’s needed most.
- Nearly $4.5 million for Lowe’s stores in the US and Canada, which are empowered to donate products in their communities to serve short- and long-term needs.
- $3 million to support associates, including through the Lowe’s Employee Relief Fund, which helps Lowe’s associates in times of disaster and crisis.
- $3 million to help support local small businesses, particularly skilled trades professionals, continue to operate.
- $1.5 million to support the COVID-19 Response Fund and other nonprofit organizations in Lowe’s hometown, the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina region.
- $500,000 to the American Red Cross, whose long-standing mission is to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. This donation will support the operations of the Red Cross to maintain a sufficient supply of blood to help patients in need and ensure that the Red Cross is able to fulfill its promise of helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters big and small. The organization faces a blood shortage as blood drives are canceled, and it needs additional donors now more than ever. Visit this Red Cross webpage to schedule an appointment to give blood.
Additional dollars will be used for emerging needs, and developments will be shared at a later date. Lowe’s is providing updates on the company’s COVID-19 response here.