Operation Fan/Heat Relief Underway

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  • Seniors or those with qualifying disabilities eligible.

    Operation Fan/Heat Relief, a summer fan distribution program that operates each year throughout North Carolina, is now underway. The summer heat is a serious health concern for many senior citizens. The goal of the Operation Fan/Heat Relief program is to offer heat relief to local seniors who cannot adequately cool their homes by providing them with a free box fan.

    Harnett County residents who are 60 or older or individuals younger than age 60 with a qualifying disability and have a home situation where a threat to their health and well-being exists, may be eligible to receive one fan per year.

    According to Mary Jane Sauls with the Harnett County Division on Aging, “The hot, summer weather is hard on everyone, but it is especially difficult on our senior citizens. This program helps seniors who often do not have any means of cooling their home.”

    If you would like information on how to receive a fan, contact the Harnett County Division on Aging, Vicky Walden at 910-814-6074.

    Contributions from groups, including Dominion Resources, Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress and the Valassis Giving Committee, have donated generously to support this important program.

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