Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age successfully, is kicking off its annual fan drive, which provides fans at no cost to seniors in the local community who are without effective household cooling.
“As temperatures begin to rise, we are especially concerned for those in our community at the highest risk for heat-related illnesses that at times can be fatal,” said SCI President Patti Lyons. “Each year, thanks to the generosity of our community, we are able to donate hundreds of fans in the local area to help those older adults in dire situations.”
SCI is calling on the community to help older citizens avoid heat-related health risks this summer by donating new electric box fans. Fans can be dropped off at SCI’s headquarters at 3025 Bull Street between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To qualify for a fan, seniors must be 55 years or older and have an income of less than $1,000 per month. Qualifying seniors in need of a fan are encouraged to come by SCI’s headquarters to pick one up. Individuals must provide proof of income and a photo ID.