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Sussex County fire department recipient of Lowes 100 hometowns project

GREEN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – The Green Township Volunteer fire Department was selected by Lowe’s as one of the 100 impact projects across the nation for Lowe’s Hometowns.

This year’s Lowe’s Hometowns projects were selected from 94 communities across 41 states and Washington, D.C., and will address needs specific to each community, from housing and community centers to outdoor spaces and facilities for first responders and veterans.

Each project will receive a grant from Lowe’s to make physical improvements that help local organizations continue to make meaningful impact in their communities. At the core of this commitment are Lowe’s red vest associates, who share a passion for giving back to their communities and provide support to every Lowe’s Hometowns project.

“We’ve listened to thousands of communities across the country and recognize that home can be defined as a community center, a shelter, a garden, a park or a school,” said Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s chairman and CEO. “We are honored to be able to support the Lowe’s Hometowns projects as we work together with our associates, our network of Pros and our impact partner Points of Light to help continue to make homes better for all. At Lowe’s, we believe that if we take care of our associates, serve our customers and make our communities better, we will create sustainable shareholder value.”

The Green Township Volunteer Fire Department will update the men’s and women’s bathrooms in the firehouse to not only make them ADA compliant, but repair fixtures and facilities that do not work.

A demo of the current bathrooms would lead to bathrooms that are state and federal compliant for a long-term emergency facility. Energy Smart and Water Sense products will be central to the construction of this new space for volunteers.

Now in the second year of the initiative, Lowe’s Hometowns invites nonprofits and community members to share stories of projects in need. More than 1.4 million people, including children, seniors, veterans, first responders and more, are anticipated to benefit from the inaugural Lowe’s Hometowns projects in 2022 within a year of their completion. By providing much-needed resources, plus the expert care of Lowe’s associates and connections with local Pros, Lowe’s Hometowns will continue its commitment to support community projects nationwide.

“We know nonprofits in the U.S. rely on varying sources of funds to sustain and grow their services, and large grants like Lowe’s Hometowns can be transformational,” said Points of Light Interim President and CEO Diane Quest. “Last year’s Lowe’s Hometowns projects are expected to impact more than a million people in communities throughout the U.S., providing direct services to individuals and creating multi-year capacity and infrastructure for nonprofits. These investments might seem like one project but have a ripple effect and create long-term, positive change that enriches the lives of residents, families and the community for generations.”

For more details on this year’s project, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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