Westlake Ace Fan Drive Helps Those in Need Beat The Heat


Westlake Ace Hardware and The Salvation Army team up to beat the heat.

WHERE:   Kickoff Event– 4049 Somerset (Corinth Square Shopping Center in Prairie Village, KS)

WHEN:     Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring free food and drinks and prize giveaways

Westlake Fan Donation Drive – Saturday, June 27 through Sunday, July 12

*All 20 Kansas City-area Westlake Ace locations are participating in the fan donation drive.

This summer, Westlake Ace Hardware once again teams up with The Salvation Army in Kansas City to help collect money for fans. All money raised is used to purchase fans the local charity will distribute this summer to qualified individuals to help them beat the heat.

Westlake Hardware is kicking off their “Salvation Army Fan Drive” with a donation of 50 box fans. “It’s very easy to help,” said Larry Boten, general manager of the 4049 Somerset Westlake store. “Visit the checkout counter at any local Westlake June 27 through July 12 and make a donation toward a fan in any chosen amount. For a $5 donation, one ‘fan blade’ can be given, $10 provides two ‘fan blades’, $15 for three blades or $20 for the entire fan.”

Fans will be distributed by The Salvation Army throughout the summer to individuals in need. Priority for fan assistance will be given to those who are elderly, seriously ill, or physically disabled; to households with children under the age of 10 years, to expectant mothers; and to households with income at or below 150 percent of poverty level

For more information about eligibility to receive a fan, contact The Salvation Army at 816-968-9432. To donate a fan, please call 816-968-9000.