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Help Beat The Heat


By the Salvation Army


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Exciting news! Westlake Ace Hardware is back with its annual Fan Drive, supporting The Salvation Army. While stocking up on hardware supplies this spring, you can donate by rounding up your purchase at the register. Every single penny given goes directly toward fans to benefit our local community! Can’t make it into the store? You can still participate by donating online at Let’s come together and help those in need beat the heat! #FanDrive

The local Salvation Army at 700 North Walnut will be giving out fans by appointments until the end of July. During heat advisory days, The Salvation Army will have it’s doors open as a cooling center and will have bottles of water available. Major James said, “Summer is known to be a fun time of year with kids being out of school, and getting back to making our yards look beautiful. However, summer can be a dangerous time for many with the extreme heat that we face in Kansas.”

Typically, The Salvation Army gives out close to 400 fans each year, however the cost of fans have increased greatly with inflation. The Salvation Army currently has just over 100 fans on hand to get started, but they will need help to have enough fans for those in need this season. Please help our community beat the heat this year!

Again, you may donate online at, drop a fan off at 700 N Walnut at The Salvation Army, or drop off your donations at the same address.

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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 about the Kansas and Western Missouri Division, visit Follow us on Twitter: @SalArmyMoKan and #DoingTheMostGood.