Nearly $ 9,000 donated to “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” at Northwest Ace Hardware, partnership with Salem Fair
SALEM, Virginia – Almost $ 9,000 was donated to a non-profit organization in Roanoke whose mission is to ensure that children in our area have a warm bed to sleep on. But it couldn’t have been done without the help of the fairgoers in the area.
On Wednesday, Northwest Ace Hardware announced its donation of $ 8,853 to the Sleep in Heavenly Peace mission of “No Child Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town!” He said his ability to make the donation was largely due to his partnership with the Salem Fair and those who bought Megapass unlimited ride tickets at his stores in the area.
“Our partnership with the Salem Fair this year has worked exceptionally well,” said Charlie Overstreet, owner of Northwest Ace Hardware. “We were able to not only offer our customers something new, but also make a real difference in the community by supporting the important work this organization does. “
This year, the 33rd Salem Fair broke attendance records as it welcomed several hundred thousand visitors. According to previous reports, July 4 was the second busiest day in Salem Fair history, with July 3 being the fifth busiest day ever.
The fair said it was honored to be part of a mission that will change lives.
“This Salem Fair has always strived to have a strong charitable component as part of its overall design,” said Wendy Delano, Director of Civic Facilities at Salem. “This year, we had the honor of assisting the Salem Roanoke County Rescue Mission and Pantry during the fair. And now, being able to collect some of the proceeds from the Megapass and donate to Sleep in Heavenly Peace is amazing. “
Sleep in Heavenly Peace was grateful for the contribution and is delighted to use the money for a good cause.
“Sleep in Heavenly Peace is very grateful to receive this generous gift from Northwest Hardware and Salem Fair,” said Dave Jones, Roanoke Chapter President. “The smile on the face of a child who receives one of these new beds is priceless, and we look forward to investing these funds in families in need and doing our best to generate more smiles.
To learn more about Roanoke Valley’s Sleep in Heavenly Peace chapter and its mission, click here.
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