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story.lead_photo.caption Village True Value Home Center Building Supply in Hot Springs Village was one of the early adopters of the campaign. - Submitted photo

Independently owned and operated True Value hardware stores across the country, including the one in Hot Springs Village, are joining True Value Co.'s Shine-A-Light campaign by hanging decorative lights in their storefront to express goodwill, hope and solidarity, according to a news release.

"The surge of COVID-19 cases and stay-at-home orders have Americans adjusting to a new reality and looking for light amid the darkness," the release said.

"Known for being a resource in times of crisis, True Value stores are hanging lights to help lift spirits and show solidarity with their community."

Moreover, hardware stores have been deemed an "essential" business and the lights help remind people that True Value stores are open and ready to serve in whatever way is needed.

"Shine-A-Light demonstrates our collective spirit and readiness to help, while emphasizing how we're locally strong," said Jeff Harrington, owner of Village True Value Home Center Building Supply in Hot Springs Village. "People are loving the lights in our storefront and I encourage everyone to unite with us to illuminate positivity throughout their community."

"Independent hardware store owners and staff represent some of the most hardworking, selfless and reliable people in communities across the country," John Hartmann, president and CEO of True Value Co., said in the release. "Let's all shine a light with them to bring hope and cheer into these challenging times."

Business on 05/11/2020

Print Headline: True Value stores shining a light amid darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic

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