Nashville Tornados and Floods
When disaster strikes, LP regularly steps in to provide financial, volunteer, product, and other resource support to its local community. LP and the LP Foundation donated over $200,000 to relief efforts following the devastating March 2020 tornados that ripped through Middle Tennessee where the company is headquartered. LP also provided its oriented strand board (OSB) product to protect storm-damaged homes until repairs and rebuilding work could begin. The tornados brought down many trees, so LP employees rolled up their sleeves to plant trees with the Cumberland River Compact to help restore the city’s tree canopy in historically neglected neighborhoods hard hit by the storm.
Less than a year later, unrelenting rainfall in Nashville turned roads to rapids and swept vehicles off streets. After the storm cleared, more than seven inches of rain had fallen over a two-day period, leaving Nashville with over 500 damaged homes, hundreds of displaced residents, and tens of thousands of people without power. To aid in the city’s recovery, the LP Foundation donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross of Tennessee and volunteered in support of the city’s cleanup efforts.