Westlake Ace Hardware stores in the Topeka area are hosting their annual Fan Drive benefitting The Salvation Army June 1st – 19th.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Fan Drive. Since starting the campaign in Topeka over 1,500 fans have been given to those in need. During the Fan Drive Westlake Ace customers are asked to donate by rounding up their purchase at the register. All funds go toward buying new box fans for local Salvation Army commands.
“When the Fan Drive started ten years ago, we really had no idea the impact it would end up having on the communities we serve,” said Andy Schmitt, vice president and COO of Westlake Ace Hardware. “The Fan Drive speaks directly to who we are as a company. We are truly humbled and grateful for our partnership with The Salvation Army and look forward to continuing to make a positive impact in the lives of our friends, customers, and neighbors.”
“With so many Americans continuing to face hardships this year, staying cool during the summer months should not have to be another challenge for those in need,” said Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, National Commander of The Salvation Army. “We are deeply grateful to Westlake Ace Hardware for again coming alongside The Salvation Army to provide heat relief for vulnerable families and individuals.”
Donations to the Fan Drive can be made at all area local Westlake Ace stores. If customers prefer to donate online, they may do so at westlakehardware.com/fan-drive. All donations, both in-store and online, stay in the local community.