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Hundreds of fans donated to Salvation Army

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 23:54:22-04

TULSA, Okla. — Beating the heat this summer just got a little easier for local families in need.

On Wednesday, the Salvation Army picked up 10 pallets loaded up with box fans after the Westlake Ace Hardware Fan Drive in Tulsa.

The drive raised $6,500 to help buy 475 fans, topping last years numbers by more than 200 fans.

"They get an opportunity to not use their AC so hard or so much in the summer, which makes the financial responsibility a little lighter on them," said Captain Stephanie Christopher with The Salvation Army. "So, that's always very appreciative from the people who live in the community."

Families in need can contact Center of Hope or your local Salvation Army service unit in Broken Arrow, Claremore, or Sapulpa to request a fan.

To learn more about The Salvation Army’s utility assistance programs in the Tulsa area, click here.

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