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Salvation Army Hosts Fan Giveaway

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2/FOX 28) - The Salvation Army will host a fan giveaway on Monday, July 29th at its facility at 1000 C AVE NW. Fans are available from 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm 4:00pm. 

Those interested in receiving a fan this year need to be at 185% of the Federal Poverty Guideline and have not received a fan in prior years. Participants need to bring Iowa issued picture identification card,
social security card and proof of income. There is a limit of one fan per household.  Call 364-9131 for more information.

Many low-income families are faced with difficult decisions in an effort to conserve their limited resources.  They may have air conditioning, but forgo using it because of the increased energy cost. 
For many, central air or window air conditioning may not even be an available option for them.  It is either cost prohibitive to purchase and operate or they are in a rental situation where its just not provided. 
Fans offer a more economical alternative for these households.

The Salvation Army would also like to remind the community of its cooling site policy.  The Salvation Army gym will remain open as a cooling site from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday when the heat index is projected at 95 degrees or warmer.
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