Agencies seeking fans for those in need

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By Jeff D'Alessio

As temperatures soared around 90 degrees over the weekend, the need for cooling in homes of those less fortunate is on the rise.

North Hardin HOPE and Helping Hand Executive Director David Dozer said there is a need of close to 100 fans or air conditioning wall units for his agency to help alleviate the summer heat and humidity.

“Really for very young children and the elderly, there is a need to have a flow of cooler air,’’ Dozer said. “A lot of senior citizens have breathing problems and they just need some extra cooling.’’

Dozer said between 25 and 40 fans or units are needed for both locations.

He said wall air conditioning units are needed and will be loaned out to clients. Fans are distributed to those in need to be kept.

“We track the air conditioning units and we will get those back,’’ he said.

Dozer said table fans or window fans are needed.

Fans and units can be brought to North Hardin HOPE, 620 S. Wilson Road in Radcliff and 142 E. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown  between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“The summer is a tough time for our elderly and for young kids,’’ Dozer said.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at (270) 505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com.