Westlake Ace Hardware Stores Host a June Fan Drive

Jun 2, 2020

Westlake is partnering with The Salvation Army to help local citizens keep cool this summer. The fans will be distributed in July.

KANSAS CITY, MO – June 1, 2020 – With summer fast approaching, Westlake Ace Hardware stores throughout the nation are gearing up to host their annual fan drive benefiting 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 local Salvation Army. Westlake will kick off the fan drive with a donation of 625 fans.

This is the 14th year Westlake has raised money for fans. Last year, customers donated more than $78,000, equating to 5,700 fans given to the 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,” said Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware.

“With so many Americans facing unexpected hardship this year, we must work together more than ever before to face challenges like summer heat,” said Dale Bannon, The Salvation Army Secretary for National Community Relations and Development. “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, Buikema’s Ace or Ace Hardware of Raleigh, NC stores. 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.

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, so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time. Westlake currently owns and operates 139 stores in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Washington.

About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter: @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood



Westlake Ace Hardware

  • Susan Shank
  • Mentzer PR Group (for Westlake Ace Hardware)                                             
  • (816) 536-5746
  • sshank@mprg.biz


The Salvation Army USA

  • Joseph Cohen
  • (703) 299-5551
  • Joseph.Cohen@usn.salvationarmy.org