The Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center‘s annual fan drive to benefit senior citizens in the Hopkins County community has been launches.
“It is getting really HOT outside and people are in need of fans,” Senior Citizens Center Marketing and Program Director Karon Weatherman reported Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
In fact, there have been so many senior adults in Hopkins County who are in need, that Weatherman has started a waiting list for those most in need of a fan to help make their homes cooler during the dog days of summer – traditionally the hottest months of the year in Northeast Texas.
“I didn’t think we were going to have to do a Fan Drive this year, but we didn’t get as many as we expected. If you would like to help keep a senior citizen cool this summer please bring a new box fan or stand fan to the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center,” Weatherman said.
Any number of new box or stand fans are welcome and will be put to use to help those elderly adults and senior citizens who do not have the luxury of air conditioned homes. As the temperature, heat index and humidity rise so too does the danger for people who are unable to escape the hot July and August heat. Monetary donations may also be made at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King, for those who wish to contribute but are unable or choose not to purchase a fan to donate themselves; the money will be used to buy fans for senior citizens.
Those senior citizens in need of a fan may call the Senior Citizens Center to get on the list to receive a fan as soon as one becomes available.
Those who live near or who have family who are senior citizens are encouraged to go by and check on them, to make sure they too have the supplies they need to keep cool and thrive during the warmest months of the year.