SA, Big Spring Center for Skilled Care hold fan drive

Staff Writer

The Big Spring Salvation Army and the Big Spring Center for Skilled Care are teaming up to help our town’s older citizens beat the heat.
“In conjunction together, we are having a fan drive where we are trying to collect box or pedestal fans, and we are going to be giving those out to seniors in the community that are 55 and older,” said Patricia Snowden of the Salvation Army. “We are asking that the fans that are donated still have good, intact wires, and have the safety labels still on them.
“The reason for the fan drive is, we have really high heat here in the summers, and there are individuals and families who do not have air conditioning or adequate air conditioning, and they could really use fans. This year we are focusing on seniors. Generally, most of the time when we receive requests for fans, it is elderly folks. We just want to help out those folks that need a fan, so we’ll be able to give them to them.”
Those who would like to donate fans can take them to either organization. The Salvation Army is located at 811 W. Fifth St. The Big Spring Center for Skilled Care is at 3701 Wasson Rd.
Those who would like to receive a fan should call one of the two facilities. Those numbers are The Salvation Army at 432-267-8239 or Skilled Care center at 432-606-5012.