The heat of summer is upon us as The Salvation Army is busy collecting and distributing new fans for its Summer Fan Program, June 9 – September 5, 2014. The fan program, now in its 34th year, 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.
Fans are free of charge to qualified individuals. Applications are available at The Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street. The hours are 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 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.
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.
Fans and bottled water donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street, anytime of day. Monetary donations to the Summer Fan Program can be mailed to The Salvation Army, 10755 Burt Street, Omaha, NE, 68114. Online donations can be made at www.givesalvationarmy.org.