Jul 16 2019

More Than $78,000 Raised for Heat Relief

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Westlake Ace Hardware and The Salvation Army raise funds to give more than 5,700 fans to those in need.


Kansas City, MO – July 16, 2019  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.

In the span of just 18 days, $78,450 was raised, equating to more than 5,700 fans given to people in need. Westlake Ace Hardware locations throughout the country hosted fan drives by asking customers to donate to The Salvation Army from June 6 – 23. Westlake then turned customer’s donations into fans and chipped in an additional 575 fans for the charity.

“It is an honor to partner every year with The Salvation Army to help those with the most need keep cool and comfortable,” said Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware. “This program means a great deal to Westlake because we’re helping to positively impact lives, serve the communities in which we do business, and live our core values of service, respect and passion.

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.

“Need is no respecter of seasons. In the winter we’re fighting to keep people warm and in the summer we’re fighting to keep people cool,” said Lt. Colonel Ward Matthews, The Salvation Army’s Secretary for National Community Relations and Development. “We’re grateful that Westlake continues to join us in that fight to meet human needs during the hot summer months.”


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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 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-to-find products to business and trade customers. Westlake currently owns and operates 129 stores in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Washington.


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