Through its Red Cross Round Up at the Register program, Ace Hardware customers were able to make donations that helped provide hot meals, relief supplies, temporary shelter operations and other post-storm assistance across Florida. Sunshine Ace customers contributed more than $5,000 to the fund during a two-week collection.
“Many of our customers had damage to their homes, vehicles, personal belongings and businesses, yet they still rounded up their purchases to help a neighbor in need,” said Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace Hardware. “Our sense of community is stronger than ever because Southwest Floridians recognize the importance of helping others and paying it forward.”
In addition to the customer-driven Red Cross Round Up, the Ace Foundation donated $25,000 in emergency assistance to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, which sustained some flood damage and power outages from the storm. The donation helped provide medication, medical equipment, counseling for families, baby formula, diapers and more.
About Sunshine Ace Hardware
Family-owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware is one of Florida’s largest family-owned home improvement retailers. The Naples-based company operates nine locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties, as well as two Crowder Bros. stores in Manatee County. A new location in Founders Square in Collier County is opening in 2023. Each store is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable associates known for going the extra mile to help commercial and residential customers find the right tools for their jobs. Sunshine Ace is the region’s go-to source for power equipment, paint, hardware, fishing gear, plumbing products, electrical supplies, gifts and home improvement products, including name brands like Benjamin Moore, STIHL, Milwaukee, Scotts, Weber, Big Green Egg, Penn and Shimano. Through its Helpful Hub, Sunshine Ace provides services like screen repair, key cutting and color matching, as well as delivery and assembly for grills, power tools and more. Sunshine Ace offers three convenient options to shop: in-store, curbside pickup and online with home delivery. Sunshine Ace also brings its helpful service to your home through its Ace Handyman repair services. For additional information such as operating hours, handyman services and locations, please visit SunshineAce.com.