By Yessenia Anderson
MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon is preparing to reach near 100 degrees again in the coming days. With temperatures like that, the Salvation Army says their job is to help those in need keep cool. Having only had a few days of warm weather, the social services office is already receiving fan requests, but they say they will need a lot of help to fill that demand.
Last year, the Salvation Army says they distributed 150 fans through the summer season. Having only so many on hand to give away, the non-profit says they will need match or exceed last year’s numbers. Officials say the fans are given to anyone in need and have made a significant difference for a particular population.
The Salvation Army says the majority of recipients live in low-income housing or older housing that doesn’t have air conditioning. These donations are one of their only resources to beat the heat. If you would like to make a donation, you can just stop by at the social service office on the corner of Central and Edwards. Checks dropped off should also indicate what the donation is for.