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Help Us Help Seniors Beat the Heat!

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::UPDATE July 8, 2016 Thanks to promotion and help from the folks over at WTZQ, the community has donated 12 fans and the funds to by 8 more. That’s 20 fans to help older adults in Henderson County beat the heat! While that’s great news, we’re only a quarter of the way through July, and we’re still accepting donations of new, unused fans or funds to purchase additional units. Thank you, Henderson County! ::

It’s that time again! For many years we have participated in a heat relief program through grants. This year’s grant was awarded from Duke Energy Progress & Duke Energy Carolinas. These grants allow our agency to purchase and distribute fans to eligible residents of Henderson County in need of relief from the heat.

The need for fans this summer has been greater than years before and after distributing 77 units, we have run out of fans, as well as funds to purchase additional fans. With the hottest part of the summer approaching, we expect the need to increase and we already have a waiting list.

Please consider your neighbors and help us help our community! We are now asking for donations of new, unused fans. Fans must be new due to liability and safety concerns. Cash & check donations are also welcome, or you can donate online here: coahc.org/donate. The cost of the box fans we distribute is approximately $20. All donations can be mailed to or dropped off at our main office at 105 King Creek Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 28792. If you have questions, feel free to call us at (828) 692-4203.

Help Us Help Others Beat the Heat!

For many years we have participated in a heat relief program through grants from Duke Energy Progress & Duke Energy Foundation. These grants allow our agency to purchase and distribute fans to eligible residents of Henderson County in need of relief from the heat. This year the need for fans has been greater than years before and we have run out of fans to distribute. With August and September often being the hottest months, we expect the need to increase.

Thomas who suffers from COPD received a much needed fan to beat the summer heat!

Thomas who suffers from COPD received a much needed fan to beat the summer heat!

Please consider your neighbors and help us help our community! We are now asking for donations of new, unused fans. Cash & check donations are also welcome, or you can donate online here: coahc.org/donate. All donations can be dropped off at our main office at 105 King Creek Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 28792. If you have questions, feel free to call us at (828) 692-4203.