1896 - Entrepreneur, E.P. Doris opens a hardware store, in Lewiston, under the name of Cash Hardware. 1898 A salesman named Robert S. Erb, goes to work for Doris at Cash Hardware until leaving in 1901. 1910 Robert S. Erb takes over management/ownership of Cash Hardware and incorporates it under the new name of Erb Hardware Company. 1970 Erb Hardware affiliates with Ace Hardware Corporation, becoming Erbs Ace Hardware. 1986 Erbs great grand niece Joann and her husband Richard Bennett purchase Erb's Ace Hardware. 1996 Erbs Ace Hardware celebrates its 100th year serving the Lewiston/Clarkston community. 1998 Erbs Ace Hardware re-locates to a new 23,000 square foot facility in the Lewiston orchards. 2013 Brett R. Toney, grandson of Richard Bennett, and his wife Laurie Toney, buy out the remaining shareholders, marking only the second time in the stores history that Erbs Ace Hardware has been a sole proprietorship.
During World War II, America turned to the Red Cross to develop a supply of lifesaving blood on a massive scale. This led to the establishment of the American Red Cross Blood Donor Service. Today, each year, the Red Cross collects 6.5 million units of blood from approximately 4 million donors.
Northwest Childrens Home is a treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally impaired youth between six and 17 years of age. The residential programs serve youth with a broad range of behavioral and emotional problems.
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