Cheque Presentation of $14,445.30 from the Lowe’s Heroes Program to the Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County
Lowe’s Canada – Windsor East has announced a donation of $14,445.30 to the Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) through its fundraising efforts as part of its 2019 Heroes Campaign. Funds are being used to purchase home renovation materials and appliances for those with an acquired brain injury.
Anna Jurak, Executive Director of BIAWE, states, “According to Brain Injury Canada, acquired brain injuries currently impact about 1.5 million Canadians and every year another 160,000 people experience an acquired brain injury. Every year in Ontario there are over 30,000 car collisions where roughly 50,000 drivers, passengers, cyclists and/or pedestrians suffer personal injuries. A vast majority are minor but hundreds are considered major and may result in permanent disability. This funding will help provide needed support to those in our community who have survived a brain injury. We have been able to provide building materials and new appliances to 16 survivors through this donation.”
Lowe’s Canada, a leading Canadian home improvement company, operating or servicing over 600 corporate or affiliated stores under different banners, celebrates the success of its 2019 Heroes Campaign. From September 1 to 30, some 270 Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot corporate stores in the country raised funds to help a non-profit organization or public school of their choice—heroes in their communities—fulfill its mission or carry out a specific project. Lowe’s Canada has matched 50% of all donations, up to a maximum of $2,000 per store. Thanks to employee initiatives, customer generosity, and corporate donations, more than $1.2 million will be distributed to over 245 community organizations across the country.
Lino Tesolin, Manager of Lowe’s Home Improvement East said, “The employees joined together with enthusiasm to support this project by volunteering in many fund raising activities such as car washes, selling chocolate bars, Jail and Bail and asking for donations at the register. They wholeheartedly supported the project in recognition of the contributions to the community by the Brain Injury Association.”
BIAWE’s Mission is to enhance the lives of those affected by an acquired brain injury through education, awareness and support and this program helps us to fulfill this mission.