The summer heat has arrived and for the 35th year the Salvation Army in Omaha will be distributing fans to those in need.
The Salvation Army spokesperson Susan Eustice says, “They are quite concerned about the dangerous health consequences that this heat and humidity pose to certainly older adults, those ill or disabled. It is also for a single mom with asthmatic child certainly in need of fans. It can make a big difference.”
Fans are free of charged to qualified individuals. Priority is given to those 50 years or older and with medical disabilities. The Summer Fan Program runs from June 8 to August 28 and available at the Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center in Omaha.
Eustice says when temperatures inch toward that 100-degree mark the Salvation Army also opens cooling centers with air conditioning. Along with donations of fans they need bottled water to offer those individuals in need. She says bottled water is one item they always need for disaster services.
Donations of fans and bottled water are needed. Those wanting to donate can get more information at www.salarmyomaha.org.