SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The San Antonio Fire Department is teaming up with some area charities to help older citizens stay cool this summer.
The effort, called Project Cool, provides more than 5,000 free box fans to San Antonio seniors as a low cost, low energy way to keep cool.
The Fire Department is working with the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, along with Catholic Charities.
The agencies will be collecting donated fans then distributing them to senior citizens.
Lizzy Nemeth, Executive Director at Guadalupe Community Center, says, “we worry about our low-income, senior population who live in homes with no central air conditioning, who live on a fixed income, and who live in isolation. Project Cool gives our volunteers an opportunity to visit with those seniors to alleviate the heat. We value our seniors for their contribution to our community, so we want to make sure they are living comfortably, especially during the hot summer months.”
If you want to donate a 20 inch box fan,Guadalupe Community Center, 1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm or at any Fire Station ,except Station #23, are accepting them.
If you need a box fan, call 2-1-1.