Springfield, MO (June 21, 2016) The Salvation Army and Westlake Ace Hardware are teaming up to help provide relief from the summer heat to area residents. Westlake is hosting a fan drive beginning Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, July 10. The Salvation Army will use all money donated to purchase fans and distribute to local residents.
“For the second year in a row we are privileged to partner with Westlake to help individuals and families who need assistance with the heat this summer,” said Major Mike Mills, Springfield Corps Officer. “Each year we receive requests for fans, especially from seniors, who do not have air conditioning. In some cases, something as simple as a fan is the difference in needing medical attention for heat-related illnesses.”
Westlake will host a fan drive at their location at 2350 South Campbell. Community members can make a monetary donation in any amount toward a new fan. In addition, The Salvation Army and Westlake will be hosting a kickoff event on Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with hot dogs, chips and cookies.
Those in need of a fan are encouraged to call The Salvation Army at (417) 862-5509 ext. 108 for office hours and to check on availability.
For more information or to make a donation toward the fan drive, please visit your local Westlake Ace Hardware or donate online at www.westlakehardware.com/fandrive. You can also call The Salvation Army at 417-862-5509.
To support the year-round outreach of The Salvation Army, financial contributions can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O Box 9685 in Springfield MO, 65801, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by visiting www.salvationarmyspringfield.org – 82¢ of every dollar goes directly toward programs & services that help local Ozarks residents in need.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyspringfield.org. The Salvation Army is a proud partner agency of United Way of the Ozarks.