On Feb. 8, Keep America Beautiful teamed up with Lowe’s at its National Sales Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the largest Lowe’s Heroes project in the company’s history.
Keep America Beautiful was joined by 1,500 Lowe’s Heroes to leave a lasting, positive legacy in Las Vegas. Local affiliate, Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, alongside a team of AmeriCorps volunteers, happily accepted the challenge to coordinate fulfilling the project. Each year, Lowe’s employees across the country are empowered to improve their community through Lowe’s Heroes, an enterprise-wide volunteer program that focuses on making a lasting impact in the communities where Lowe’s employees live and work.
At the National Sales Meeting, Lowe’s Heroes built 60 adult picnic tables, 63 patio benches, 65 children’s picnic tables, 70 adult chairs, 10 storage sheds and 400 cedar planter boxes in less than two hours. These items were donated to over 20 local Las Vegas schools in need of outdoor educational and recreational areas as well as to the Corridor of Hope, a downtown area dedicated to assisting the homeless population to create a dignified seating area for individuals in need of receiving health and job placement services.
The project was an overwhelming success and Lowe’s donated an additional $20,000 to Keep Las Vegas Beautiful for maintenance of the donated items and for future community needs.
“Giving back to the community is actually foundational to who we are as a company,” said James Frison, Director of Community Relations, Lowe’s.
Click here for more local television coverage on the story, here for coverage on the Lowe’s Open House newsroom, and here from the Keep America Beautiful Facebook page to see more photos from the event.