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Summer Fan Program Begins June 4





The Salvation Army is busy collecting new fans for its 2018 Summer Fan Program. Summer heat can pose dangerous health consequences for the elderly, ill or disabled. This year a higher demand for fans is expected due to warmer than normal temperatures.

Fans are free of charge to qualified individuals and will be distributed through Sept. 7. Applications are available beginning June 4 at The Salvation Army Burrows Center, 6101 NW Radial Highway. Business hours are 9-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Priority is given to people who are 50 years or older and those with medical disabilities. Proof of medical disability is required when applying for a fan. Call 402-898-5860 for more information.

To meet the increased need, summer fan donations are now being accepted. New fans may be dropped off during business hours at the Burrows Center throughout the summer. Monetary donations to purchase new fans are also welcome. The retail cost of a basic fan is approximately $25.

Westlake Ace Hardware is partnering with The Salvation Army in the annual summer fan drive, June 7 – June 24. Donations toward the purchase of a fan will be accepted online or at any Westlake Ace Hardware Store in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln.