The heat of summer is upon us, and The Salvation Army is busy collecting and distributing new fans for its Summer Fan Program, June 5 – Sept. 1. The fan program is critical because summer heat can pose dangerous health consequences for the elderly, ill or disabled. Last year, more than 1,000 fans were distributed to local households thanks to the generosity of the Omaha community.
The Salvation Army is in need of new summer fans and bottled water. Monetary donations to purchase new fans are also needed.
Fans are free of charge to qualified individuals. Applications are available at The Salvation Army Burrows Center, 6101 NW Radial Hwy. The hours are 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m., Monday – 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 402-898-6090 for more information.
Fans and bottled water donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services building at 10629 Burt Circle, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations online or by check/cash will also be accepted to support the fan program.