For Immediate Release
Everyone who wants to help seniors survive the summer heat is encouraged to join the KOLO Channel 8 “Fan Club” by dropping off new fans at the Washoe County Senior Services Center in Reno at Ninth St. and Sutro Streets.
Seniors in need of fans should contact Washoe County Senior Services at (775) 328-2575 or stop by the WCSS offices at 1155 E. 9th Street, Building E. WCSS staff will be able to answer questions and assist seniors.
WCSS accepts donations of new fans only to ensure the fans provided to senior citizens will be functional and dependable for 1-2 years. Many other worthwhile community organizations including the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities do accept the donation of "gently used" items.
Where: Fans may be dropped off or picked up at Washoe County Senior Services, 1155 E. Ninth Street, Building E, Reno
When: Drop off or pick up between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday
Details: Only donations of new fans in the box will be accepted.
To qualify for a fan, recipients must be 60 years of age or older.
Seniors without air conditioning and those that have not previously participated in the program are a priority.
Contact: (775) 328-2575
The mission of Washoe County Senior Services is to offer opportunities for the community's older adults to maintain dignity, to maintain independence, and to enhance the quality of their lives through the provision of direct services in a quality, cost-effective manner. Services include home delivered meals, eight lunch service sites, recreational and social activities, Daybreak Adult Day Services, social services and legal assistance. For more information, call (775) 328-2575 or visit the Senior Services Department page at www.washoecounty.us/seniorsrv.