Summer Heat Relief To Distribute Free Box Fans

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Walker County's CERT Program will partner with The Salvation Army to distribute free box fans to those in need. This event is apart of The Salvation Army's annual “Beat the Heat” campaign.

“This is certainly a very needed program,” Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said. “We have many families who struggle to pay high energy bills. This program will provide them with a means to not only keep cool this summer but to also help keep their electric bills manageable.”

Those looking to take advantage of this program should be at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 N Hwy 27, Rock Spring, GA on Monday, June 9 between 9 a.

m. and 1 p.m. to sign up for the fans. The fans will be delivered to those who registered later that week.

The Salvation Army has provided such services across the nation for years to help those who struggle to stay cool with this low cost solution. The Community Emergency Response Team Program is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency which educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Walker County's CERT Program has provided assistance to residents in several emergency situations including the 2011 tornado event to devastated many in Chattanooga Valley.

For more information, phone 706-375-7705 or email:

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