Alliance Distributing fans to people in Columbus


COLUMBUS (WCMH) – With the temps in the 90s in Columbus, LifeCare Alliance wants to remind people about its summer Beat the Heat campaign.

LifeCare Alliance’s Michelle Jones predicts more than 4,000 fans will need to be distributed this year in Columbus.

“We’ve already distributed 500 fans this year,” she said.

The campaign has been running for 20 years, in an effort to decrease heat-related deaths. It’s an effort Jones is happy to announce has worked so far.

“Many cases, the heat is the number one killer in the United States. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are really, really serious,” Jones said.

She wants to note the fans are available for anyone. All she asks is that they call ahead to reserve their fans. If they can’t come, they can have someone else come on their behalf, and they must show identification.

“You never have to leave your car, it’s a drive-thru,” Jones said. “We have volunteers on hand who will place the fans in during your automobiles, so you never have to leave your car.”

She added if anyone wants to donate new fans, they will always accept them. You can deliver them to your local fire station if it is more convenient.

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