With summer fast approaching, Westlake Ace Hardware stores throughout the Kansas City area are gearing up to host their annual fan drive benefitting The Salvation Army. The fan drive will be held June 4-21.
During the fan drive, Westlake customers are asked to donate by rounding-up their purchase at the register. All donations go toward buying new box fans for the Kansas City Salvation Army. Westlake will kick off the fan drive with a donation of 100 fans.
This is the 14th year Westlake has raised money for fans. Last year, customers in the Kansas City area donated more than $20,000, equating to 1,434 fans given to the local Salvation Army for distribution to fellow citizens.
“The Salvation Army Fan Drive gives our friends and neighbors a way to keep cool and comfortable this summer. Especially now, with so many people in need, it’s an honor to sponsor this program and positively impact lives. I encourage everyone, if they are able, to donate,” Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware said.
“With so many Americans facing unexpected hardship this year, we must work together more than ever before to face challenges like summer heat,” Dale Bannon, The Salvation Army Secretary for National Community Relations and Development said. “We cannot thank Westlake Hardware enough for coming alongside us on this incredible partnership fan drive.”
Donations to the fan drive can be made at any Westlake Ace, or if customers prefer to donate online, they may do so at westlakehardware.com/fandrive. All donations, both in-store and online, stay in the local community.
Westlake Ace Hardware has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959, and a wholly-owned Ace subsidiary since 2012. Westlake currently owns and operates 139 stores in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Washington.