EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. — 84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to surprise New Orleans area nurses with a $100,000 donation to help rebuild their homes after Hurricane Ida.
When 84 Lumber heard about the four nurses who volunteered to stay at the hospital through the hurricane to take care of NICU babies, the company knew it wanted to give back to them. The nurses did not leave the hospital for nearly a week while the patients’ parents were evacuated. Each of the nurses returned to homes that were severely damaged by Ida.
“We are always giving back to our local communities, so as soon as Hurricane Ida hit, our team immediately looked for ways we could help,” said 84 Lumber President Maggie Hardy. “I’m proud of my 84 Lumber team in New Orleans and around the country who are always eager to be there for their communities in times of need, and we hope this donation helps these wonderful nurses get back on their feet quickly.”
The nurses were surprised with the $100,000 donation live on Ellen.