Salvation Army Donating Fans To People In Need


Wednesday, July 22nd 2020, 6:26 pm
By: Matt Rahn


TULSA, Okla. -

The Salvation Army is donating hundreds of fans to people in need to help them find some relief from the July heat.

The Salvation Army brought their truck to Westlake Ace Hardware at 41st and Peoria to pick up more 400 fans for people who need them the most.

They said their annual Westlake Ace Hardware Fan Drive raised nearly $6,500, which helped pay for 475 fans for people across Green Country.

The Salvation Army will give the fans to low-income seniors, adults with disabilities, and families with children who qualify. Captain Stephanie Christopher said not everyone can use their A/C as much as they'd like to during these hot summer months, so the fans really help out.

"They are so very appreciative, you know, with the economy and things being as hard as they are can be on a family especially with children and low income and disabilities and living on a fixed income," said Christopher.

People were even more generous with their donations this year. Christopher said they're able to give away 217 more fans than last year.

To contact the Center of Hope or your local Salvation Army Service Unit in Broken Arrow, Claremore, or Sapulpa to request a fan, go to their website here.