— by Shannon Middleton
Once again, our community’s generosity shines forth. This time the Ocean Shores Food Bank was the recipient of Buck Electric Ace Hardware’s Round-Up fundraiser. An incredible $5509.99 was donated by the store’s customers during the month of March.
Customers were asked at check-out if they’d like to round-up the price of their purchase to the nearest whole dollar amount, according to company president Steve Buck.
“Some people even donate more than that,” Buck said. “Our community is generous. $69,000 was donated throughout the year (for all causes) just from customers. It’s all from the heart.”
While the original Round-Up campaign started as part of the Ace Hardware national fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Buck said he asked his staff to pick their favorite local charities to continue roundup campaign year-round. He said the company likes to focus on local organizations.
The Ocean Shores Food Bank is most grateful to both Ace Hardware and the community for their generous support. The money will go toward continued program funding.
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