Summer Fan ProgramThe ‘Beat the Heat’ Summer Fan program sponsored by the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center officially begins Wednesday, June 1. Senior Life Center Manager, Merry Howard, said last year’s community contributions were better than ever in-spite of the tough economy. “We are appealing to the community once again to support this program which provides older adults with a way to stay cool during the hot summer months. Without proper cooling, seniors can become dehydrated and develop heat related illnesses. A medical emergency can develop very quickly,” Howard said.
“Each year the fan program is supported by generous donations from community businesses, churches, and private citizens. Last year we distributed over 113 fans to the elderly in our community. We know the economy is even worse now, but would greatly appreciate any support our community has to offer. Our only request is that the fans are new,” Howard added.
Seniors who need a fan should call the Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center at 770-503-3330.
For more information on how to make donations please call Merry Howard at the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center at 770-503-3353.