Lowe’s ‘Heroes’ Spend Day Volunteering at Avalon

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Volunteers from Lowes spent a day volunteering at Avalon: A Center for Women and Children. (Courtesy Avalon)
Volunteers from Lowes spent a day volunteering at Avalon: A Center for Women and Children. (Courtesy Avalon)

Volunteers with the Lowe’s Heroes Program recently spent a day working on renovations at Avalon: A Shelter for Women and Children.

The shelter, which works to combat abuse and violence against women and children, welcomed a group of volunteers – led by Lowe’s employees Derek Jones and Jennifer Bradford – who addressed some of the campus’ “most urgent renovation priorities,” according to a recent news release from Avalon.

The group of volunteers took on projects that include carpentry, painting and improving security, which altogether would have taken the staff at Avalon weeks to complete on their own.

In addition to donating their time to these projects, the volunteers also brought with them certain supplies and materials that needed replacement at the shelter.

While the projects completed will give a greater sense of security and comfort to the people Avalon serves, the volunteers also reported taking away something from the experience.

“During our time [at Avalon], the Hero team encountered two of your precious and very funny little people, they had us in stitches, and left a mark on our hearts,” said Patricia Cox, Lowe’s team manager.