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Lowe’s announces $1 million pledge to Hurricane Irene disaster relief

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - In the wake of Hurricane Irene, Lowe’s Companies Inc. announced today the company will pledge $1 million to disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in communities affected by the storm.

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.

“We’re making this commitment nationally, regionally and locally to help families rebuild their lives and meet the critical needs in the hardest-hit communities,” said Robert A. Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO. “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.”

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. Lowe’s team members throughout the impacted region and across the country are working to help customers when they return home, and help relieve affected Lowe’s employees so they may attend to their own homes and families.

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