Industry support for tornado relief continues

US LBM Foundation and Tractor Supply are the latest to direct contributions to tornado recovery efforts in the South and Midwest.
The US LBM Foundation will match donations made up to $50,000 through its website. Click here to donate.

The industry is continuing to to provide relief and recovery funding to victims of the recent tornadoes that tore through the South and Midwest.

The US LBM Foundation and Tractor Supply company are among the latest, joining efforts from The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and regional retailers.

The US LBM Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by building materials distributor US LBM, has committed $100,000 to assist recovery efforts for communities impacted by the destructive storms.

Additionally, the US LBM Foundation will match donations made up to $50,000 through its website,, from now through Dec. 25 with all proceeds going to organizations assisting communities and victims of the tornadoes.

“One of the primary reasons we established the US LBM Foundation was to respond to natural disasters, and these funds allow us to support those who need help after these devastating tornadoes,” said US LBM Foundation Chairman and US LBM President and CEO L.T. Gibson.


Tractor Supply Company Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Red Cross Relief Fund to assist residents in the six impacted states. 

Additionally, Tractor Supply is supplying $50,000 in gift cards to stores in Kentucky and Tennessee to distribute to local organizations and shelters to purchase supplies such as pet and animal products, tools, tarps, gloves, generators, and more. 

“The impact of the devastation from the recent tornado outbreak has been catastrophic. Our hearts go out to all of our neighbors and communities impacted by the damage from the tornados,” said Mary Winn Pilkington, president of the Tractor Supply Company Foundation. “Tractor Supply is dedicated to supporting the communities we call home.”

For Team Members impacted by the tornadoes, Tractor Supply provides access to an employee assistance fund, called Here to Help. The fund offers emergency financial support in the wake of natural disasters, serious illness, injuries, or catastrophic circumstances and is funded by Tractor Supply and contributions from the generosity of other Team Members.

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