KOLOCares Fan Club helps seniors through August

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Hot summer days and nights can be hard on Washoe County’s elderly population. In an effort to provide some relief from the heat, KOLOCares and the Washoe County Human Services Agency are asking the community to donate new fans for seniors through August.

People aged 60 and older, who do not have air conditioning or are in need of fans to help cool their homes, are encouraged to contact Washoe County Senior Services at (775) 328-2575 or stop by the Senior Center at 1155 E. 9th Street, Building E.

Donated fans must still be in their boxes; they can be dropped off or picked up at Washoe County Senior Services at 1155 E. Ninth St., Building E, Reno.

The drive runs June 4 through Aug. 31, 2018. Drop-off or pickup is between 9 a.m.and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

There is a sponsor this year, Christensen Automotive, which is taking fan donations at the following locations:

1860 E. William St.
Phone: (775)882.8888

1539 Hwy 395.
Phone: (775)782-2605

2175 Market St.
Phone: (775)322-8100

2614 Sussex Ave
Phone: (530)544.9940

1181 S. Taylor St
Phone: (775)423-5455

Seniors without air conditioning and those who have not previously participated in the program are a priority.

The Carson City Senior Center at 911 Beverly Drive is also accepting donated fans; it's open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number there is (775) 883-0703.

Photo courtesy Todd Acker, Washoe County