Omaha Salvation Army in need of fans

The high heat and humidity coupled with a weak economy is putting a strain on the Omaha Salvation Army’s fan campaign. Salvation Army CEO JoAnn Bemis says the fans are going out the door quicker than they can restock.
Bemis says donations of new fans are desperately needed. Donations are being accepted at their headquarters in Omaha at 36th and Cuming Streets. There are eligibility requirements to receive a fan. Priority is given to those 50 years of age and older or those with medical conditions.
Sometimes a fan isn’t enough to keep a person cool during severe heat like we are experiencing. The Salvation Army has opened what they call two cooling stations. Cold drinks and light snacks are provided. The cooling stations are open any day the temperature is 90-degrees or above.

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