Jun 06 2018

Fan Drive Heats Up for Summer Relief

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Westlake Ace Hardware and The Salvation Army Team Up to Raise Money for Fans


Kansas City, MO – June 7, 2018 – Summer heat can be a threat to anyone, especially the elderly and those without air conditioning or with medical conditions. To help those in need beat the inevitable heat, Westlake Ace Hardware has once again partnered with The Salvation Army to provide fans for communities in need.

One-hundred (100) Westlake Ace Hardware locations throughout the country will host fan drives by asking customers to donate to The Salvation Army from June 7 – 24. Westlake will kick off the drive with its own donation of 575 fans.

“The fan drive started as a local community event several years ago in Hutchinson, Kansas and has since evolved to be one of our biggest chain-wide community service projects,” explained Joe Jeffries, president and CEO, Westlake Ace Hardware. “It’s an important way for us to give back to the communities where we do business. All of the money donated is given back to the local Salvation Army in the form of fans.”

The Salvation Army served nearly 25 million Americans in 2017, which included cooling stations in the summer months, essential services at every major disaster, holiday assistance for struggling families and 54 million meals for the hungry.

“Our partnership with Westlake Ace Hardware continues to empower Salvation Army units all over to give that most important relief of cool air on a hot day.” said Lt. Colonel Ward Matthews, The Salvation Army Secretary for National Community Relations and Development. “We’re grateful for Westlake’s commitment to meeting human needs during the sweltering summer months.”

If you’d like to contribute to the Westlake fan drive, visit any Westlake Hardware location or donate online at westlakehardware.com/fandrive.


Westlake Ace Hardware
Susan Shank         
(816) 536-5746

The Salvation Army USA
David Jolley
(703) 299-5543

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 135 years in the United States. Nearly 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army are used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.



About Westlake Ace Hardware


Westlake has been in operation for more than 110 years and currently has 121 neighborhood hardware stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Washington. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959 and is its largest member, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012. Being part of the Ace family gives Westlake’s customers access to more than 70,000 products — both in-store and by special order—to help them complete numerous household and lawn and garden projects. For more information about Westlake, please visit westlakehardware.com.

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