Lowe’s offers matching funds for California disaster relief

Eighty-five California Lowe’s stores have announced they will serve as official cash donation sites for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund through Nov. 30.

In light of the seven wildfires that burned more than half a million acres across seven counties in Southern California, Lowe’s said it will match the in-store donations up to a total of $50,000.

In addition, Lowe’s stores in communities hit hardest by the disaster have donated bottled water and other products to firefighters and local emergency shelters, the company said.

"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," she added.

Since partnering with the American Red Cross in 1999, Lowe’s has donated more than $17.5 million to aid relief efforts.

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