For two days, a group of employees from four Lowe's stores (Neosho, Monett, Joplin and Carthage) converged on the Boy Scout Camp at Frank Childress Scout Reservation north of Neosho, to volunteer to do some work on the dinning hall at the camp.

For two days, a group of employees from four Lowe's stores (Neosho, Monett, Joplin and Carthage) converged on the Boy Scout Camp at Frank Childress Scout Reservation north of Neosho, to volunteer to do some work on the dinning hall at the camp.
"What they had before were screens, we cleared all of that area out, framed in 52 windows, so therefore it is going to be much more efficient, they are going to keep it nice and cool temperature for the kids," said Kevin Foote, with the Monett location. "We put in new LED lights, insulated it (building), we repainted the interior. We are redoing the bathroom and we have painted the exterior."
The project started on Friday, June 8 and went into Saturday, June 9, with 40-50 employees volunteering their time each day.
Since the program began in Lowe's stores more than 10 years ago, the mission of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers has been to transform lives one community at a time. The program encourages employees to team together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or public school and make a difference.
Foote said for the last three years Lowe's Heroes has done work at the Girl Scout camp. This year, the Boy Scouts came to them with their needs for the dinning hall.
Foote is pleased to be a part of the project.
"I was very excited, leaving the place I was at, that was one of my concerns how involved can I get," he said. "Tom Baumhover, store manager from Neosho Lowe's, was very verbal and explained to me that this is something that they love to be involved in, be involved in the community. Lowe's is out here to help."