Cole Hardware Mission Street Fire Update
On Saturday, June 18, a raging fire gutted our Mission neighborhood store. This was the second of our five locations opened in 1984. We are grateful that no one was injured and we were able to relocate all of our staff members into our other stores. Unfortunately nearly 60 residents of the surrounding apartments were displaced by the fire. In order to help these neighbors, all of our stores are collecting funds through our Coins for the Community program. We’re working with the Mission Economic Development Agency to assure that 100% of money collected will go directly to the fire victims. Cash can be donated in our spare change jars located at each register or through a credit or debit card during checkout.
The outpouring of support that we have received from the community has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. It is heartbreaking for all of us to not be in the neighborhood anymore! We do hope to open again as soon as possible. But I’m afraid that won’t be anytime soon.
In the meantime, if we can assist our Bernal/Mission patrons in anyway, please contact us. We are always available for free advice, and we deliver too! Feel free to say hello or ask of us anything you like. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
Thank you for your years of patronage, and especially for your friendship.