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Oklahoma nonprofits in brief for July 13

Oklahoma nonprofits in brief for July 13
Oklahoman Modified: July 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm •  Published: July 13, 2014

Nonprofits in brief

Fan drive helps

beat the heat

This summer, Westlake Ace Hardware is teaming with the Salvation Army to help collect money for fans. All money raised will be used to purchase fans the local charity will distribute to qualified individuals.

Westlake Hardware stores are kicking off their “Salvation Army Fan Drive” with a donation of 150 box fans and have planned local drives. From July 19 through Aug. 3, all Oklahoma City-area Westlake Hardware stores will collect donations. For every dollar raised, Westlake Hardware will purchase fans at cost for The Salvation Army so they will be able to provide even more fans to residents when demand is the highest.

A fan drive kick-off will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Westlake location at 11801 S Western. Free hot dogs will be served, and donations will be accepted.

For more information about receiving a fan, contact the Salvation Army at 246-1060 or go to

Food bank has summer program

Through July 25, any child 18 and younger can receive free meals through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program. So far this summer, the nonprofit has provided more than 90,000 meals for more than 6,000 children at 71 sites in 14 central and western Oklahoma counties.

For a list of feeding sites, go to For more information on the program, contact Katie Honea at or 600-3141. To make a donation, call 600-3136 or go to

Arthritis Foundation names honorees

The Arthritis Foundation announced that John Richels, CEO of Devon Energy, will be this year’s honoree at the 25th annual Tribute to Excellence Dinner on Oct. 22 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Richels will be recognized for his leadership, commitment and dedication to charitable and civic causes in the communities Devon serves across Oklahoma and throughout North America.

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