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Wynn Family establishes Wynn Family Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund

Sunshine Ace Hardware, Wynn’s Family Market employees offered short-term relief funds

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Wynn Family, owners of Sunshine Ace Hardware, Wynn’s Properties, Wynn’s Market and Wynn’s Catering have partnered with the Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC) to establish the Wynn Family Hurricane Irma Short-Term Disaster Relief Fund. The relief fund will provide monetary support to any employees of Sunshine Ace Hardware and Wynn’s Family Market. The Wynn Family provided the initial funding, and accommodations were made to allow associates and vendor partners to make contributions to the relief fund.

“The Community Foundation is playing a significant role in helping Collier County families recover after the significant impact of Irma. I couldn’t think of a better partner to work with in providing much-needed relief funds to our associates in the wake of the storm,” said Michael Wynn, Sunshine Ace Hardware president. “Many of our associates were back to work 24 hours after the eye of the storm passed, ready to unload trucks and provide supplies and services to help our community recover. They inspired us with their commitment and passion to serve and this is an important step in supporting them and their families as they face expensive repairs to their homes.”

Sunshine Ace Hardware has more than 300 employees across its eight locations in downtown Naples, East Naples, Golden Gate, Bonita Springs, San Carlos, Marco Island, Port Charlotte and Largo. Wynn’s Family Market has more than 200 employees at its Naples store, located at 141 Ninth St. N.

“The Community Foundation is thrilled to partner with the Wynn Family to ensure the employee’s needs are met after this horrific disaster,” said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County president and CEO.

The CFCC has been actively addressing the vital needs of the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The CFCC Short-Term Relief Fund allows local companies to support their employees with emergency funding on a short-term basis. The fund is designed to provide relief quickly to employees facing financial hardships in the wake of a natural disaster.

About Community Foundation of Collier County

Established in 1985, the Community Foundation of Collier County is a charitable organization created to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 670 funds, collaborates with more than 400 nonprofits, holds over $150 million in assets and has distributed nearly $112 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs since its inception. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest growing community foundations. Learn more at cfcollier.org or call 239-649-5000.

About Sunshine Ace Hardware

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Southwest Florida with eight locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit www.SunshineAce.com.

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