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‘Lowe’s Heroes’ give domestic violence shelter a facelift

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. - Employees of the Lowe’s New Hartford store brought their “Lowe’s Heroes” program to the YWCA Mohawk Valley’s Hall House domestic violence shelter in December.

Over the course of two days Lowe’s New Hartford employees worked in shifts to paint, install new flooring and ceiling fans, and make repairs throughout the residential facility.

According to Lowe’s New Hartford Manager Stacey Garcia, the Lowe’s Heroes program encourages stores to select a nonprofit and work with that organization to identify and complete various projects. Lowe’s donates the materials and employees donate their time.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity provided by Lowe’s New Hartford and the ‘Lowe’s Heroes’ program,” said YWCA Mohawk Valley Executive Director Natalie Brown. “Providing a safe, pleasant, homelike environment for our clients is critical. We are truly impressed by and thankful for the strong willingness of the employees that donated their time and hard work to help us make needed improvements.”

Hall House is a 16-bed residential domestic violence shelter in Oneida County that offers individuals and their children the opportunity to reside in a safe place while working through problems associated with family violence. The state-licensed facility was created in 1981 thanks to a large bequest from Dr. William Hall and has served more than 5,000 individuals.

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