Home Depot, Lowe’s Cos. support Ida victims

The two largest home improvement chains in the U.S. stepped up last week to aid communities affected by Hurricane Ida. The storm made landfall in Louisiana at the end of August and caused flooding throughout the northeastern U.S. Lowe’s Cos. dispatched more than 1,500 trucks to deliver supplies such as generators to the hardest-hit areas. It is also donating $2 million to relief efforts.

The Home Depot announced a commitment of up to $1 million for immediate disaster relief. Its volunteer force, Team Depot, is assembling more than 1,000 relief kits including items like cleaning supplies, garbage bags, and personal protective equipment.