Arlington hardware store putting profits on hold to help community

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by DAVE BERGGREN KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 28 at 7:09 PM

ARLINGTON, Wash. - An Arlington hardware store has been profits on hold and become a hub for helping out victims of the devastating Oso landslide.

"We're doing our best to give whatever we can," says Taylor Jones, owner of Arlington Hardware. "When we get a call from out there we send what they need."

Searchers and volunteers need work gloves, shovels, rain gear, and other supplies and Jones is sending everything he has to assist. The store's suppliers are helping, too.

"We're getting boxes full of items from the Midwest, Texas and California," he says. "It's unbelievable."

The hardware store also allowed friends of victims to gather warm socks, jackets, and jeans to bring to those who've lost everything. "This is a community hardware store," says Jones. "Our customers are like family."

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