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Free fans available to seniors in need

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NASHVILLE — The Nash County Senior Center is distributing electric fans during its annual Operation Fan Heat Relief Program.

Applications are being accepted over the phone. Everyone in need of a fan must reserve one by phone to cut down on face-to-face contact during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Individuals who are eligible to receive a fan will be given a designated pickup time. Once the time is scheduled, recipients must be able to provide a driver’s license or state-issued identification in order to verify their address and birthdate.

To qualify, applicants must:

• Be at least 60 or be disabled if they are not at least 60.

• Be Nash County residents who are able to show proof of residency.

• Have a home situation where heat poses a threat to health and safety.

Individuals who received fans in 2019 don’t qualify for the program this year. 

Contributions from Duke Energy Progress and Dominion Energy purchase the fans, which are distributed through North Carolina’s Area Agency on Aging affiliates.

To apply for a free fan, call 252-459-7681.