High Demand for Fans from Salvation Army

Medford Salvation Army Holds Fan Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — Many Southern Oregonians trying to cope with all the recent heat are turning to the Salvation Army.

Last week, the organization was able to purchase 32 fans through monetary donations, but because of the heat over the 4th of July weekend, most of those fans have already been given away.

The Salvation Army expects to continue receiving requests and says they could use 100 more fans for families in need through the end of August. A social service worker said they’ve already had to turn away people.

The Salvation Army accepts new and used fans and cash donations. Donations can be made at the Salvation Army thrift store at on North Central in Medford, or at their church office on Beatty Street.