Lowe’s Heroes Help Keep Dallas Beautiful Create Outdoor Living Spaces for Local Firefighters
With funding and supplies through a Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant, Keep Dallas Beautiful (KDB), through its "Adopt A Station" program, created outdoor living spaces at 23 fire stations in underserved Dallas neighborhoods in the fall of 2017.
Firefighters enjoy getting outside and cooking on their new grills, sitting around new fire pits on new furniture, and relaxing for just a moment on their new decks before they race to answer the next call. The renovations, which began in October, included habitats for pollinators, vegetable gardens, enhanced security via bee-attracting bushes, and even some outdoor games like horseshoe pits. Through KDB’s partnership with their local Lowe’s and Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, additional improvements will be made to the 23 fire stations in 2018.
Keep Dallas Beautiful envisioned this project as a way to bring community support for their first responders and to show their community's appreciation for their sacrifices. Check out KDB's Facebook Gallery of photos from recent Adopt A Station projects.
Keep America Beautiful will also support the effort as part of its 65th anniversary National Conference, which is taking place Jan. 17-19 in Dallas, by conducting a Lowe’s-sponsored “Build and Grow” affiliate engagement project to build picnic tables and benches for Dallas fire stations.