Jun 22 2015

Westlake Ace Hardware Kicks-Off Fan Drive

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Fan Drive Helps Those in Need Beat the Heat Donate at any Westlake location, June 27-July 12, 2015


Kansas City, MO, June 22, 2015 – Summer heat can be very dangerous for the elderly, those without air conditioning or with medical conditions. To help those in need beat the heat, Westlake Ace Hardware has partnered with The Salvation Army for a fan drive to benefit local communities.

From June 27 to July 12, each of Westlake’s 90 store locations will participate in the fan drive by asking customers to help raise money for The Salvation Army with a donation at the register. 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.’

“Westlake has had great success with our fan drive in several of our markets in years past. This year, we made the decision to roll the program out to all of our locations nationwide,” explained Joe Jeffries, COO, Westlake Ace Hardware. “The Salvation Army has been a great partner and we look forward to raising even more funds for fans this year.”

Westlake will kick off the fan drive with a total donation of 475 fans to the Salvation Army. In 2014, more than $30,000 was donated by Westlake customers, equating to more than 2,000 fans, donated at cost, to The Salvation Army.  

“Unfortunately, there is always a great need for fans. Many of Westlake’s locations are centrally located in the United States and residents in those communities suffer from severe summer heat,” said Jeff Curnow, Community Relations Manager, The Salvation Army USA Central Territory. “Because of this partnership, we will be able to provide relief to many needy families.”

If you’d like to contribute to the Westlake fan drive, visit any Westlake Hardware location. To find the store closest to you, visit westlakehardware.com.

 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.

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