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Lowe's To Support American Red Cross Wildfire Disaster Relief





MOORESVILLE, NC UNITED STATES
Lowe's to Match Donations up to $50,000 to Benefit Recovery from California
Fires

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's 85 California stores
will serve as official cash donation sites for donations to the American
Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide
shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of thousands of
disasters across the country each year, disasters like the California
wildfires. Through November 30, Lowe's will match in-store customer
contributions to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, up to a total of
$50,000.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031205/LOWLOGO )
In addition to activating its in-store donation program, Lowe's stores
in communities hardest hit by the wildfires have donated bottled water and
other products to firefighters and to local emergency shelters set up to
house evacuees. Lowe's stores are not under immediate threat from the
fires.
"Lowe's is a long-time, valued and committed partner of the American
Red Cross. This relationship is critical to our ability to respond to
disasters such as the California wildfires," said Kristine Templin,
director of corporate partnerships at the American Red Cross. "Money raised
through the Lowe's customer donation program will help the Red Cross
provide for people's basic needs such as food, shelter, counseling and
other assistance following any disaster."
Since partnering with the American Red Cross in 1999, Lowe's has
donated more than $17.5 million to aid in relief efforts.
"Home and family are an individual's most important assets, and Lowe's
is dedicated to providing assistance to our California neighbors as they
rebuild their lives," said Larry Stone, chairman of the Lowe's Charitable
and Educational Foundation. "The Lowe's customer donation program will help
the American Red Cross in providing essential support to the devastated
communities."
ABOUT LOWE'S:
Lowe's is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International,
American Red Cross, United Way of America, and the Home Safety Council, in
addition to numerous non-profit organizations and programs that help
communities across the country. In 2006, the Lowe's Charitable and
Educational Foundation awarded $15 million to diverse organizations across
the United States. Lowe's also encourages volunteerism through the Lowe's
Heroes program, a company-wide employee volunteer initiative. Lowe's is a
FORTUNE(R) 50 company with fiscal year 2006 sales of $46.9 billion and has
more than 1,450 stores in 49 states. For more information, visit
Lowes.com/community.
ABOUT AMERICAN RED CROSS:
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by
voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can
help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year,
disasters like the California wildfires, by making a financial gift to the
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to
provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of
disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to
designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of
your donation. Call 1-800- REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish).
Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local
American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243,
Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution
by visiting http://www.redcross.org.


SOURCE Lowe's Companies, Inc.

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