Lowe's Heroes Program Helps Baxter Springs Storm Victims Cleanup

Published 04/30 2014 06:30PM

Updated 04/30 2014 08:56PM

BAXTER SPRINGS, KS.--- Baxter Springs storm victims are getting a helpful hand from a big corporation. One hero can only help one person at a time, but multiple heroes can help a town get back on its feet.

"Anytime where our employees can pull together in help in the community. Lowe's Heroes Program has been around for decades, where we've helped all across the United States and stores comes together to help community agency," said Aaron Epperly, Lowe's Store Manager. 

Joplin's Lowe's Home Improvement spent the day helping home owners like Dustin Andrews cleanup the leftover debris from Sunday's storm.

"Lowe's came out and they just cleaned up and they separated all this mess. Youth groups came by yesterday, I mean our yard, for a lack of better word, looks better than it has in a couple of years," said Dustin Andrews, Baxter Springs Resident. 

Andrews tells us it's refreshing to see corporate companies in action.

"It's awesome, it's really nice because you never think of people like that doing stuff like that. You just kind of think of them sitting behind the counter taking money and not really caring, but it's really nice that they came out," said Andrews. 

In fact, he says it would've taken him weeks to cleanup a mess like this if it weren't for volunteers and big corporations like Lowe's. Lowe's Heroes team says it wants to support people who've backed them for decades.  

"Baxter Springs is one of our largest communities that supports the Joplin store, and it's great opportunity to give back to our neighbors who support us everyday," said Epperly. 

Each Lowe's Hero volunteer puts in about 80 to 100 volunteer hours. 

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