Lowe's pledging $10 million to help fund essential products for medical professionals

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(Photo: Lowe's Open House page)

WASHINGTON (SBG) – Lowe's is stepping up to lend a hand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company on Monday announced it is donating $25 million to support associates, customers and communities alike. This includes a $10 million donation for "essential protective products" for medical professionals on the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus.

In addition, Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s President and CEO, says all associates now have access to 14 days of emergency paid leave.

Starting today, Monday, March 23, store hours have changed. All stores will close at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Sunday.