Aug 05 2019

Free Fans Distributed in Kansas City, Kan.

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Westlake Ace Hardware and The Salvation Army partnered to distribute fans in KCK community


Kansas City, MO – Aug. 1, 2019Westlake Ace Hardware partnered with The Salvation Army for a free fan distribution event on Thursday, August 1st at its location at 7523 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

More than 1,000 fans were made available to the community at the event. The Salvation Army and Westlake Ace Hardware had a team of more than 25 volunteers on-site to assist with the distribution.

The donation of the fans was the result of Westlake Ace Hardware’s annual nationwide Fan Drive held in June. In the span of just 18 days, $78,450 was raised across the country, equating to more than 5,700 fans given to people in need. Approximately $20,000 was raised right here in the KC Metro through the generosity of Westlake Ace Hardware customers, which provided more than 1,000 fans to The Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri to distribute.

The Salvation Army served more than 23 million Americans in 2018, 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.



Westlake Ace Hardware
Tom Mentzer

The Salvation Army USA
David Jolley


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 ( For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.


About Westlake Ace Hardware

For nearly 115 years, Westlake Ace Hardware has been the helpful neighborhood hardware store countless generations have shopped at for power and hand tools, fasteners, housewares, and plumbing, lawn care, pet, and electrical supplies. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012.

With access to more than 70,000 products, Westlake lives the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and products to so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time. Westlake Commercial offers a wide array of HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, paint, and other hard-tofind products to business and trade customers.

Westlake currently owns and operates 129 stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Washington.


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