Salvation Army Benefits from Fan Drive

RECORD YEAR: Nearly $6,500 was raised this year during the Westlake Hardware Fan Drive. In the photo fans are loaded into a Salvation Army truck for distribution to families in need.

Green Country showed its generosity during the 7th annual Westlake Ace Hardware Fan Drive. The local community helped raise $6,500 in June to go toward the purchase of 475 box fans for individuals and families in need. That is 217 more fans than last year. The Salvation Army recently loaded up 10 pallets of box fans to bring to its participating service units.
The fans will be available for low-income seniors, qualifying families with children and adults with disabilities. Those interested can contact Center of Hope or a local Salvation Army Service Unit in Broken Arrow, Claremore or Sapulpa to request a fan.
Nationally, around 100 Westlake Ace Hardware stores participate in the June fan drive and fans are distributed to Salvation Army sites within each store’s respective market. This year, $130,000 was raised nationally, resulting in 9,100 fans total.
“It’s truly an honor to sponsor this program every year, and it’s heartening to see such generosity during uncertain times as these,” said Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware. “It’s great knowing The Salvation Army can impact thousands of lives with the money raised from the fan drive.”
To learn more about The Salvation Army’s utility assistance programs locally, visit