With temperatures forecast to get up to 100 degrees later this week - most people’s air conditioners will be getting a pretty healthy workout.
Except for those not fortunate enough to have air conditioners.
But the Concerned Citizens of Russellville and Logan County are hoping to help some of those folks out.
The non-profit organization is in the process of organizing its annual fan and air conditioner drive, where they accept donated fans and air conditioners and give them out to those most in need in the community.
“We’re been doing this program for about five years now and we’ve been able to help several people ever year,” said Concerned Citizens director Dorris Vick. “We go down our list and help the elderly and the disabled first. Then after we get them taken care of, we will help others in the community that also need them.”
Vick said the Concerned Citizens will take any donation of old window unit air conditioners or box fans or other types of fans.
“A lot of people have things like this just laying around in their attic or garage and they’re not using them at all,” Vick said. “We want to make sure these will go to people who really need them.”
Vick said that the Concerned Citizens will go out and pick up any donations if you have no way of getting them down to the Concerned Citizen location at KP Hall on East 5th Street.
“We’ve driven as far out as Lewisburg to pick up donations before,” Vick said.
Concerned Citizens is a non-profit 501-C3 organization, so any donations can be used as a tax write-off.
Anyone who thinks they need help from this fan drive can come down to the Concerned Citizens office and fill out an application.
“Once we get our list together, we’ll go down it and see who is most in need - like the elderly and disabled - and then we will start getting them out,” Vick said.
For more information, contact Vick at the Concerned Citizens at 725-8721.