Showing posts with label Lowes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lowes. Show all posts

Friday, August 3, 2018

Lowe's K-9 Employee Charlotte passed away

Texas Vet's Service Dog Who Worked With Him at Lowe's Died
The Golden Retriever was a customer favorite at the store
By Holley Ford
August 3, 2018
Luthy recently posted on his Facebook page that his beloved companion had passed away.
A Texas veteran's service dog who gained fame when she was hired to work at Lowe's has died.
Greg Jaklewicz - Abilene Reporter-News
U.S. Air Force veteran Clay Luthy and his golden retriever, Charlotte, were hired by the home improvement store in Abilene in 2016.
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Original report from 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Air Force Veteran Hired By Lowes, So Was His Dog!

This vet couldn’t work without his service dog. So Lowe’s hired them both.
Star Telegram
December 6, 2016
I love Abilene Lowes, way to go! This is a disabled vet who struggled to get a job because he needs his service dog! Lowes hired them BOTH!!
Clay Luthy’s bad knees have been operated on five times over the years, and they kept him from re-enlisting in the Air Force. He can’t bend his left one, and he has to go easy on his right.

But that’s why he has Charlotte, a 10-year-old golden retriever who also happens to be his co-worker at a Lowe’s store in Abilene.

The Abilene Reporter-News profiled Luthy and his service dog last month, but the duo turned famous over the weekend, when a Lowe’s shopper posted a Facebook photo of them standing together in the store.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Canes By Oscar Customized for Veterans Service

Veteran gets first cane from donated trees
Man makes specialized canes for veterans
December 30, 2015
EUSTIS, Fla. - A Navy veteran who used donated trees to make canes for veterans delivered his first cane from the batch on Tuesday night.

Oscar Morris gave his first cane from the 200 trees donated from Lowe's to Shirley Johnson, a Korean War veteran who has been waiting three months to get his new walking cane.

"I think they're wonderful. You can't beat that," Johnson told News 6.

Each cane is different, filling the need of the specific veteran and branded with a penny of the year the veteran enlisted in the military.

"Normally when I mail them out I don't get the reaction on the face," Morris said. "The reaction is priceless compared to just mailing them out. You don't see, you get a response back through email, but when you hand one personally to somebody what it does inside is very special to me."

Morris said he's been making art out of wood since he was a child. He said back in September he ran across a strong broken tree limb and decided to make a cane.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lowes Employees do all they can for Vietnam Veteran double amputee

WABC New York
By Carolina Leid
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GRANITEVILLE, N.Y. (WABC) -- Michael Solsona of Graniteville, Staten Island, is a veteran who lost his legs above the knee after stepping on a land mine in Vietnam. Solsona has been confined to a wheelchair since the incident, and even after repeated inquiries to the Veterans Administration office, he has still not been provided a new chair.

Solsona depends on his wheelchair to get around but it's always dependable.

Last week, he was shopping at the Lowe's home improvement store on Forest Avenue when he felt it give way.

"I said, 'Oh no Michael, what are we going to do? We don't have any tools. And he said, 'Hello are you crazy? We're in Lowes. We're in the tool capitol of the world!'" said Frieda Solsona, Michael's wife.

The Solsona's planned to fix the wheelchair themselves at home.

But three Lowe's associates weren't having it.

"They tore the wheelchair apart. They tried all different types of bolts," Michael Solsona said, "I was thanking them and they said you're not leaving here until the wheelchair is like new."
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