The Salvation Army in Omaha is once again helping those in need beat the heat this summer. Spokesperson Susan Eustice says their 34th annual Summer Fan Program is underway. The Salvation Army relies on the public’s help and they are accepting donations of either new fans or money to purchase them.
Eustice says summer heat can pose dangerous health consequences for the elderly, ill or disabled. Priority is given to those 50 or older and those with medical disabilities. She says many people are on fixed incomes and even if they have air conditioners they can not afford to run them.
The Salvation Army is also seeking donations of bottled water that will be distributed on hot days and for those seeking relief from the heat when they open cooling stations.
More than 1,000 fans were distributed last year.