October 28, 2012; Martinsville, VA USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) does a burn out after winning the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's Racing for Relief Funds


Not even a week has past since the northeast was destroyed by the devastating super-storm Sandy. With relief and recovery efforts underway, Jimmie Johnson and Lowe’s Home Improvement are working together yet again in their partnership to raise funds for the relief efforts.

Jimmie Johnson has been one of the most dominate drivers to race in NASCAR and his string of five consecutive championships has led to many fans not growing into fans of him. However, all hate aside fans should be cheering on Johnson this weekend as Lowe’s will match his earnings to donate to the relief effort funds.

Lowe’s announced it will donate $1 million to disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Lowe’s will work with its national nonprofit partners to provide both immediate and long-term support to local communities across the Northeast. As part of the $1 million pledge and to help raise awareness for hurricane victims, Lowe’s will match the earnings of five-time Sprint Cup champion #48-Jimmie Johnson from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway, with a minimum donation of $250,000 to the American Red Cross. Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports together will donate an additional $48,000 to the Red Cross. In addition to the Red Cross donation, Lowe’s will use the remainder of its $1 million commitment to fund local projects in areas of greatest need as identified by its national nonprofit partners. Individuals can join forces with Johnson and Lowe’s to help provide assistance by donating at their local Lowe’s store. Donations also can be made at Lowe’s American Red Cross Online Donation Site, or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Since partnering with the Red Cross in 1999, Lowe’s and its customers have contributed more than $23 million for disaster relief. – Lowe’s PR

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