Summer weather is around the corner and The Salvation Army will be busy collecting and distributing new fans for its Summer Fan Program, June 6 – September 2, 2016. The fan program, now in its 36th year, is critical because summer heat can pose dangerous health consequences for the elderly, ill or disabled.
Fans are free of charge to qualified individuals. Applications are available at The Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street. 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 402-898-5866 for more information. Click here for Fan Program Requirements.
New summer fans and bottled water are now being accepted. Monetary donations to purchase new fans are also needed. The retail cost of a basic fan is approximately $20.
New fans and bottled water donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Burrows Center, 6101 NW Radial Highway, anytime of day. Monetary donations to the Summer Fan Program can be mailed to The Salvation Army, 10755 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68114. You can also donate online.