Lowe's embraces teamwork within the community and strongly believes that if people work together they can build something better. Over ten years ago, they launched a program called "Lowe's Heroes Project," which encourages employees in a location to team together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization, and make a difference.
Each year, every Lowe's location across the nation and throughout Canada is allocated a portion of money to give back to the communities they live and work in. "Last year every single store completed a Lowe's Project - which was the first year that has happened," said Spencer Shanholtzer, Human Resources Director at Lowe's Companies, Inc.
This year, the Coeur d'Alene, ID store chose to partner with Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. In an effort to improve the experiences and safety of Girl Scouts and camp visitors, nine eager volunteers worked together to rebuild the wood docks at Camp Four Echoes. GSEWNI's Building and Services Manager, Lani Nachtsheim, was impressed by their hard work and dedication throughout the project. "They really powered through the day! We started at 8am, stopped for a quick BBQ lunch, and continued working until the docks were done. The new docks are safer, look better, and will last another twenty years. We are very thankful for their efforts."
In addition to working with GSEWNI, the Coeur d'Alene Lowe's is also partnering with Birds of Prey Northwest, who help rehabilitate wounded birds such as owls, hawks, ospreys, and eagles. On July 9, 2016 eight volunteers ventured to St. Maries, ID to help renovate the organization's flight pin where the birds fly to help build back their stamina.
Thank you, Lowe's, for selflessly pledging your time to improve the community and truly make a difference in this world.
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