Summer Fan Drive Seeks Donations
The Georgetown Fire Department and The Caring Place are teaming up with Family Eldercare for the 2016 Summer Fan Drive. The goal of this 26th annual event is to collect new fans for low-income residents including seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children.
The fan drive started May 1 and continues through August 31. The fan drive aims to deliver more than 6,000 fans to households in 11 counties in Central Texas.
New fans can be donated at all five Georgetown fire stations:
- Fire Station 1, 301 Industrial Avenue, 78626
- Fire Station 2, 1603 Williams Drive, 78628
- Fire Station 3, 5 Texas Drive, 78633
- Fire Station 4, 4200 Airport Road, 78628
- Fire Station 5, 3600 DB Wood Road, 78628
Other fan donation locations can be found and monetary donations are accepted on the Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive website at www.SummerFanDrive.org.
Those eligible to receive a fan are low-income residents. In addition, they must be seniors who are over age 55, or persons who are disabled, or families with children under 18. To apply to receive a fan at a location other than The Caring Place, go to the Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive website at www.SummerFanDrive.org. For more locations to apply, go to www.SummerFanDrive.org. To request a fan or get more information, you may call the Fan Drive phone number at (512) 459-4326.
In Georgetown, people who are eligible may apply at The Caring Place Annex and pick up a fan at the same time. Bring documentation of low-income status to The Caring Place Annex, 2001 Railroad Avenue, Georgetown, TX, 78626. At The Caring Place, the Fan Drive distribution starts on May 25 and continues every Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, this location will be open from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month (May 26, June 23, and July 28). Distribution at The Caring Place ends on July 28.
For details, or to donate to the Summer Fan Drive online, go to www.SummerFanDrive.org.