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Home improvement company Lowe’s has committed $25m in grants to support communities during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the Lowe’s second commitment of support to ongoing Covid-19 relief efforts, taking the company’s total commitment to $50m.
The funds will be leveraged in providing masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for small businesses planning to reopen.
It will also provide support in the form of grants to small business through some of the company’s key partners, including its supplier diversity network, as well as expand support to small business home improvement professionals.
In addition to the grants, the retailer shared practices and operational considerations during the Covid-19 pandemic with the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
Lowe’s stores EVP Joe McFarland said: “The hard work, tireless efforts and innovative spirit of our more than 300,000 associates have allowed us to significantly change many aspects of our business quickly to serve communities throughout the pandemic.
“Our additional $25m commitment to Covid-19 relief expands our support of small business as we look to help the country recover from this pandemic.”
As part of Lowe’s ongoing support of communities during the pandemic, the company provided more than $10m in essential protective products for medical workers.
Lowe’s also invested $340m in the first quarter to support its associates, healthcare workers, first responders and communities.
Last month, the company entered into a partnership with Simpson Strong-Tie to expand its Pro customer requirements offering.