ACE Hardware “Paints a Pretty Picture” for Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County, Ohio Ace Hardware recently made a large donation of paint to our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. The numerous gallons and quart size containers filled five shopping carts and hold a retail value of over $3500.00. This donation will help Fulton County’s Habitat organization continue its mission of building simple, decent homes at affordable prices for local families in need, along with assisting with the newest part of the Habitat mission: weatherizing and rehabilitating existing homes. Habitat for Humanity builds homes and partners with qualified families who then purchase the homes with zero percent interest mortgage payments. Each family must perform sweat equity, work on the homes we build and attend educational classes on homeownership and budgeting. Habitat for Humanity keeps the cost of building homes low by securing donated and low priced materials, services, funding and contract labor. Without the aid and support of county businesses, churches, organizations such as The United Way and individual contributions, Habitat for Humanity could not fulfill this mission. This is not the first time Ace Hardware has blessed the Habitat mission, and we are grateful to owners, Jeff and Becky Rupp for their generosity. Fulton County’s affiliate is planning to offer weatherization and small project assistance to local families in need, who are willing to partner with Habitat. This new part of the mission will follow the same guidelines as the new home build portion and will be offered in the near future. If you or your organization would like to be part of this, please contact the Habitat office at 419-335-7000. Thank you to ACE Hardware of Wauseon, Jeff and Becky Rupp and their employees for this generous donation; please consider patronizing the organizations that help us improve the neighborhoods and communities in which we all live and work.