THE SALVATION ARMY ANNOUNCES SUMMER FAN PROGRAM AND COOLING CENTER LOCATION
The Salvation Army will again be collecting and distributing electric fans to those in need. Distribution of fans from its Family Services facilities, in both Quincy and Hannibal, will begin on June 13. Anyone living within the Quincy Area Command’s service area of Adams, Pike, & Brown Counties in Illinois, and Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Shelby, & Monroe Counties in Missouri are encouraged to apply.
At this time, The Salvation Army has a limited number of fans available and are asking that donations of new/gently used fans of all sizes and/or monetary donations be dropped off at The Family Services building located at 501 Broadway
Quincy. Donations sent via the mail can be sent to The Salvation Army, PO Box 75, Quincy, IL 62306. For monetary donations, please designate donations as “Fan Program - Hannibal” or “Fan Program - Quincy.”
Persons applying for fans should bring a photo I.D. to their local Salvation Army Family Services Center. A Social Security card or medical card is also required for those with children under five years of age in the household.
In Quincy, the Family Services Center is located at 501 Broadway.
Hannibal residents should apply at the Family Services Center at 200 Steamboat Bend Shopping Center in Hannibal (within The Salvation Army Family Store).
Application hours at both locations are Monday through Thursday, 1– 4 pm.
Fan distribution will be prioritized for people over the age of 65, those with children under five years of age, and those who are disabled. Fans will only be distributed while supplies last.
In addition to the fan program, The Kroc Center, 405 Vermont, will be available as a cooling center Monday-Friday 6 am to 9 pm, Saturday 8 am-7 pm, and Sunday 1–5 pm on days when heat advisories are issued for our area, for those who need to get out of the extreme heat.
For additional information about The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command and ways to donate, please visit SalvationArmyQcyHan.org.