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Always Essential, Forever Helpful

Local Ace Hardware stores across the country are giving back


Ace's locally-owned stores are there to support the communities they serve when they need it most. The stories below represent a few of the ways local Ace stores and their ‘red-vested heroes’ are doing what they can to help their neighbors. We are grateful for our local Ace stores who continue to be 'the helpful place’ for communities across the country. If you have an act of kindness or helpful experience you would like to share about your local Ace please email us at media@acehardware.com

Help us shine a light on the local stores and the ‘red-vested heroes’ who are working tirelessly to ensure their neighbors have what they need to help preserve and protect their homes and their families.

Local Ace trying to win competition for Maynard Children’s Hospital

August 2020

Askew's Ace Hardware in New Bern is competing once again in Ace Hardware's "Miracle Bucket Challenge" which encourages stores to develop creative bucket displays in support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This year Askew's Ace did a beautiful fish tank scene. The contest among locally-owned Ace Hardware stores helps secure funds for the local CMN hospital of the top three stores. 











Westlake raises record $130,000 for heat relief

July 2020

Westlake Ace Hardware recently partnered with The Salvation Army for their annual fan drive. This is the 14th year of the partnership that benefits local communities by providing box fans to those in need...












Ace Hardware donates 48,000 pounds of drywall to aid in flood relief

July 2020

As Daniel Buzzell, manager of Ace Hardware & Sports in Midland, brainstormed ideas of how to help flood victims, a thought came to him: provide drywall. Although the store does not carry drywall, Buzzell understood the material’s importance in rebuilding efforts...













Businesses Back Gladstone’s Fight to Find a Cure for the Coronavirus

June 2020

The need for PPE sparked another unlikely partnership with the independently owned Ace hardware store in Denver, Colorado. In early March of 2020, store owner Mary Cottrell received a phone call from a Denver ICU doctor in need of PPE. After determining the protective equipment obtained through the hardware industry would be adequate for health care workers, Cottrell went to work using her network of fellow business owners and the store’s established PPE supply chains to obtain materials...











Giving over $1M: Ace Hardware named Yampa Valley Business Philanthropist of the Year

June 2020

A Steamboat Springs hardware store with a soft spot for supporting local nonprofits has been awarded the Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s Business Philanthropist of the Year award.

Over the last 36 years, the family who owns Ace Hardware in Steamboat has donated more than $1 million to organizations in the Yampa Valley, according to the store’s current co-owner, Marc Swanson...













Paying It Forward: Robbinsdale Businesses Feed St. Therese Staff

June 2020

In Robbinsdale, Ace Hardware plus Nonna Rosa’s equals meals for staff at the Saint Therese care facility in New Hope.

Mark Welna says his Ace Hardware business has weathered the COVID-19 storm...


Ace Hardware presents check to local food bank

May 2020

Ace Hardware in North Platte presented a check of over $1,500 to the Salvation Army food bank in North Platte. Throughout the month of April, customers at Ace Hardware were asked to roundup to the nearest dollar of their total purchase...










Flags placed on graves at Tucson cemetery for Memorial Day

May 2020

Members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars placed nearly 9,000 flags on the graves of military veterans at Evergreen Cemetery on May 23, 2020, to honor their service for Memorial Day. Abe Rodriguez of VFW Post 10188 said ACE Hardware sends the post 200 flags each year for the Flags for America program...











Local Ace Hardware store offers virtual home help

April 2020

An Ace Hardware independent retailer is providing project assistance via mobile app.

Cloverdale Ace Hardware, located in Winston-Salem, N.C., is partnering with North Carolina-based home repair technology startup Patch to offer virtual home maintenance assistance to customers. The beta launch of Patch, which was expedited to offer assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, enables customers to share details about their project with an Ace associate at the Coverdale location or a remote home assistant...














ACE Hardware owner builds germicidal box

April 2020

Dave Swartz, owner of Davison Ace Hardware, doesn’t build things to make money. Instead, he considers himself a tinkerer who likes to build things to see how the science behind it works.

So, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when he started making personal protection masks, he naturally wanted to find a way to sterilize those masks...










Ace Hardware Steps up to Help Humboldt Unified School District

April 2020

Humboldt Unified School District has been using over 7000 bags each week during their COVID-19 meal program and ran into an issue when their distributor ran out of bags. Prescott Valley Ace Hardware stepped up and answered HUSD’s call for help and donated 48,000 bags to the school district totaling $1000 worth of bags to the program...














Carter's Ace Hardware donating face mask respirators to first responders

April 2020

Carter's Ace Hardware, with multple locations serving Lake, Orange, and Citrus counties, is donating equipment to a local hospital to help in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The family-owned chain recently received a shipment of 3M P100 face mask respirators. Instead of putting them on the sales floor, they have been offered to AdventHealth Waterman, where the Carters hope they will be put to use by healthcare workers and first responders...













We are all in this together

April 2020

Recently, York Ace Hardware began a program to support local restaurants. “Eat Local/Save Local” is a campaign that will earn you 10% off your purchase at York Ace Hardware when you order from a local restaurant. Just bring in your receipt to receive the discount...










Ace gives out flags for supporting local business

April 2020

A few more flags are set to fly in Franklin County courtesy of a giveaway a local business leader hopes brings more support for local stores and a positive image to a county in the throes of a pandemic.

After social distancing mandates started limiting most businesses to curbside delivery, Gordon Winters, the owner of several Ace Hardware stores in Vermont and previously the third-generation of his family to own Swanton Lumber, began offering free American flags out of his stores to anyone who said they’ve shopped local since the pandemic started...

Surprise Squad provides groceries to family fighting COVID-19

April 2020

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are currently in the same situation of testing positive for COVID-19. While the Pioneer Valley has fared well compared to other regions, it’s no exception to these rising statistics. Among those battling the virus is Sgt. Bill Joy from the Hampden Police Department and his wife. What they need is love and supplies in their time of quarantine, so the Rocky's Ace Hardware Surprise Squad stepped up...

Local ER nurse grateful for support: Owner of ACE Hardware in Linden hand delivers much-sought-after respiratory mask

April 2020

In times of crisis, signs of compassion and kindness can turn a horrible day into a heartwarming day to remember. That happened to one Linden area woman. The Times tracked down a Hot line author, an ER nurse, who thanked ACE Hardware in Linden for providing a P100 respiratory mask that she was desperately in search of. She wrote that she was beyond grateful to ACE in Linden...

Strunk Ace Hardware Donates $10k To Sister Season

April 2020

Volunteers from Key West’s Sister Season Fund delivered homemade face masks to workers at Strunk Ace Hardware — and picked up a $10,000 donation from the store’s owner.

Strunk said he had a figure in mind to make a donation to a local charity, “and when I spoke with my father, he doubled the figure, so, here you go,” he said, handing over the check and accepting a bag filled with masks made by local volunteers...

Hagan Ace Hardware donates bug repellent, hand sanitizer to FHP troopers

April 2020

After Hagan Ace Hardware heard that local Florida Highway Patrol troopers were being eaten alive by gnats and mosquitoes while stopping traffic at checkpoints coming into Florida on I-95, the hardware store company decided to step in.

Owner Bill Hagan made a call to the owners of “No Natz,” a spray that repels mosquitoes, biting flies and more, who sent Hagan Ace Hardware 40 bottles of No Natz and over 60 bottles of spray hand sanitizer...

City Paint + Ace Hardware Gives Away Masks to Frontline Workers

April 2020

City Paint + Ace Hardware took to Facebook to announce a silent act of charity it had been doing all along. In recent weeks, the company managed to donate over 300 masks to Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp, HUMC Intensive Care Unit, and the Office of Emergency Management Hoboken. The shop also gave masks to many local nurses, homeless residents, and the elderly in the community. Even with all this donating, City Paint + Ace Hardware announced it still has more masks available for purchase in store for anyone else in need...













Ace Hardware Gets Resourceful to Keep First Responders Safe

April 2020

Southern Pines Ace Hardware has also stepped up its efforts to provide life-saving supplies to local first responders, nursing homes and government agencies including Moore County Emergency Management.

“I got my first call for help about two weeks ago,” said co-owner Randy Saunders. “I realized because of my pottery business, I have a lot of connections overseas and there was an opportunity.”...

Community donors support UMMC during COVID-19 response

March 2020

Owners of Revell Ace Hardware gave 300 pair of safety glasses intended for industrial use, but quite adaptable for use on the UMMC campus...

Volunteers donate face masks during shortage

March 2020

Brad Buss is the manager of Ace Hardware in Bad Axe. When McLaren Thumb Region's Director of Marketing Rachel Voss reached out to ask if the store would be willing to set up a donation box for materials, he was more than happy to help out. Ace Hardware is now accepting the donation of masks and other items for McLaren...











Philadelphians answer city’s call for donation of hand sanitizers, masks for hospitals

March 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, some Philadelphians — including the owner of a hardware store and a mom — have stepped out to answer the city's call for donations of medical supplies for healthcare workers and families.

"I'm really just concerned about people who need this stuff and don't have access to it,” said Andy Siegel, who owns Ace Hardware at 20th Street and Fairmount Avenue...










ACE Hardware in Linglestown donating 960 N95 masks to local medical professionals

March 2020

Ace Hardware in Linglestown donated more than 1,000 critically needed N95 masks to local hospitals...










We're Open: Keith Ace Hardware is giving free flower kits to kids

March 2020

Keith Ace Hardware in China Spring is giving away free flower kits to those who stop by.

"People are pretty upset and down right now and everything else we wanted to get involved with them something for the kids at home," Keith said...










Hospitals put out the call and the community is answering: Donations, snacks and handwritten notes of gratitude pour in

March 2020

Harvest Ace Hardware of Bedford donated 10,000 vinyl protective gloves...









Local business owner donates hundreds of masks to healthcare workers

March 2020

Medical workers have been and continue to be on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, and that’s why one local store owner is doing what he can to support them. Salk’s Ace Hardware and Marine has been around since 1900 and has locations across Rhode Island, but owner Jeffrey Salk says his family has never seen anything quite like this...










Chocolay ACE Hardware helps those in need with a Giving Tree

March 2020

Chocolay Ace Hardware is helping those in the community with its Giving Tree. If you have a need for something at the store, you write down your contact info, the item you need, and the store will contact you. Monetary donations are also welcome as they will be donated to those who may not be able to afford necessities during this time...