Lowe’s project makes impact
News from Elkin Jonesville Tribune:

BOONVILLE — The Lowe’s Heroes Project, a volunteer program conducted by employees of Lowe’s Home Improvement corporate offices, brought a lot of joy to the Life Skills class at Starmount High School this fall.

“They have remodeled a whole kitchen,” Starmount principal Cody Hemric said. “What they did was just amazing. They went above and beyond.”

Hemric said he didn’t think the project would wind up as a remodeled classroom. “When I first met with Lowe’s, we were happy if they’d do some painting,” Hemric said. “They were extremely interested in doing anything that could help those kids in that classroom.

“They said, ‘what’s your wish list?’ “

Hemric listed a counter, cabinets, a full refrigerator, a stove, a nice microwave, a sink, a washer and a dryer, and the repair of shelving.

“They came down with a plan,” Hemric said. “They met with the guys at the Elkin store. They met me down in the classroom and said, ‘this is what we can do for you.’ “

The plan was carried out over two Saturdays and a few weekdays this fall.

“We got top-of-the-line countertops,” Hemric said. “The cabinets they installed are top of the line.

“The kids – they’ve cooked meals. They’ve done laundry. They’ve made tie-dyed shirts using the washer and dryer.

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