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Lowe’s will donate 300 smoke alarms to Albuquerque seniors on behalf of the Lowe’s Heroes Project

November 6, 2013


ALBUQUERQUE—Mayor Richard J. Berry is pleased to accept a generous donation from Lowe’s Home Improvement Store. On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Lowe’s will donate 300 smoke alarms to Albuquerque seniors on behalf of the Lowe’s Heroes Project. The partnership between Lowe’s, Albuquerque Fire Department, and the Department of Senior Affairs made this fire prevention project a reality. In addition to the approximately $3,900 donation, a team of Lowe’s employees will volunteer their time to install the smoke alarms in the homes of Albuquerque seniors.  A group of Lowe’s volunteers will gather at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, located at 3010 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 87111, at 9:00 a.m. to receive their installation assignments and addresses. Once the smoke alarms are installed in the home, seniors will receive fire safety information from the Albuquerque Fire Department and general information from the Department of Senior Affairs.

"Partnerships like these are important in protecting our seniors by alerting them when a fire occurs so that they can escape without injury.  Smoke alarms are one of the best safety devices you can buy and install to protect yourself, your family and your home." said Mayor Richard J. Berry.

Fire Chief Breen and Director Jorja Armijo-Brasher worked together to identify the list of seniors who would benefit from having smoke alarms installed in their home. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), almost two-thirds of home fire deaths in 2005-2009 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

Lowe’s embraces teamwork as a core value and a key ingredient in maintaining an engaged work force.  The company believes that by working together they can build something better – for their company, their customers and their communities.  The mission of Lowe’s Heroes is "transforming lives one community at a time" and began more than a decade ago.