Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fans requested to keep needy cool

For those who have air conditioning, it’s easy to escape summer’s scorching heat and humidity. But for people who do not have a means to stay cool during the summer, the heat can be stifling and dangerous.

Officials at the Crittenden County Assistance Center, more commonly known as the PACS office, are putting out a call for help. The center is appealing to individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations in Crittenden County to donate a new fan to help others stay cool. PACS block grant coordinator Kathey Penn Belt said at this time, officials would even consider accepting gently used fans because the need is so great, and they currently do not have any fans to give out to those asking for assistance.

To donate a fan, visit the PACS office located at 402 N. Walker St. in Marion. For more information, call (270) 965-4763.