Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's pledged $1 million to disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in communities affected by Hurricane Irene.
“This has been a record-setting year for disasters across the country, and Lowe’s will continue to provide funding, supplies and volunteers whenever possible," said Robert A. Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO.
The company also said the Lowe's Command Center is working around the clock to obtain the essential products residents need to recover from the storm and is expediting those products to stores as quickly as possible.
This donation is in addition to the $1 million Lowe’s donated this spring in response to flooding and a series of tornadoes that devastated communities in Missouri, Alabama and North Carolina. Also, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation dedicated $1 million to rebuilding schools affected by natural disasters in 2011.