Last year, LifeCare Alliance gave out more than 2,500 fans to those in need throughout the community.
It helps, especially on these hot summer days. If you need a fan there’s another distribution event taking place this Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know.
“It continues to be 90 degrees. Seniors and medically challenged are much more liable to get heat exhaustion and heat stroke. So, as always we’re collecting fans to get out to folks. A fan, according to a doctor, can lower the temperature of a room as much as 10 degrees,” says Chuck Gehring the President and CEO of LifeCare Alliance.
For years LifeCare Alliance has been helping to keep the community cool by giving fans that help reduce room temperatures. The community has had a big part in that, by buying the fans that Gehring and donating them to LifeCare Alliance so that they can be distributed to those in need.
“A fan makes a total difference in preventing heat exhaustion, heat stroke, trips to the emergency room and EMS runs,” says Gehring.
“We’ve had zero heat-related deaths in Franklin County past 7 years. Cleveland as an example, last year, had 10 alone last year. And generally, we’re the only ones collecting fans. It makes a huge difference to these folks,” said Gehring.
LifeCare Alliance wouldn’t be able to do this without you. If you are able to purchase a fan and donate it, you can bring to LifeCare Alliance or any local fire department.
If you are in need of a fan the distribution is this Wednesday it starts at 2:30p.m. and the location is LifeCare Alliance 670 Harmon Avenue.