Aug 24 2015

More Than 3,500 Fans Donated to Those in Need

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Westlake Ace Hardware and The Salvation Army raised money to help people beat the summer heat.

Kansas City, Mo., August 20, 2015 – Westlake Ace Hardware recently partnered with The Salvation Army for a fan drive to benefit their local communities and help those in need beat the summer heat. More than $56,600 was raised for the charity, equating to 3,680 box fans – donated at cost – to The Salvation Army.

Westlake kicked off the fan drive with a donation of 475 fans. Following the kick-off, each of Westlake’s 90 store locations participated in the fan drive by asking customers to donate money at the register for fans. From June 27 to July 12, for a $5 donation, one ‘fan blade’ could be given, $10 provided two ‘fan blades’, $15 for ‘three blades’ or $20 for the ‘entire fan.’

“Our store managers and employees did a fabulous job of working with their local Salvation Army chapters and volunteers to make this a big success,” said Jeff Jeffries, COO, Westlake Ace Hardware. “We were very happy with the results and the fact that we’re able to help so many people in our communities.”

Since beginning their partnership with The Salvation Army in 2013, Westlake has expanded their drive to include all 90 store locations, partnering with their customers to give more than 7,000 fans to neighbors in need.

“The Salvation Army is very grateful to Westlake for this partnership,” said Jeff Curnow, community relations manager, The Salvation Army USA Central Territory. “Because of their generosity, we will be able to provide relief to many needy families during high temperatures.”

About Westlake Ace Hardware

Westlake Ace Hardware was founded in 1905 and today operates 90 neighborhood hardware stores in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Westlake is the largest member of the Ace Hardware Cooperative, giving the company access to over 70,000 items. For more information, please visit westlakehardware.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Susan Shank (for Westlake Ace)
(816) 536-5746
sshank@mprg.biz

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