Kern County's most vulnerable population, our "seniors", utilize local senior centers during the extreme heat to attempt to stay cool. Senior nutrition sites serving as cooling centers open only when temps exceed 105 locally! Other locations used to escape the hot temperatures are still closed due to COVID-19, or very slowly beginning to open, but are discouraging gethering in large groups for extended lengths of time. These closures can be physically devastating for our seniors, many with severe health issues (respiratory, heart conditions and more), putting them at dramatic risk for complications caused by the heat and their inability to remain cool. Limited income
, taken into consideration, also force them to choose carefully the amount of time they can use their in-home air conditioners or
. Fans are essential to their well-being!!!!
MORE THAN 400 FANS WERE DISTRIBUTED THIS YEAR TO LOCAL SENIORS!
Keep Kern County Cool Fan Drive
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
YOU make a difference!
(MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER - NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE)
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), has chosen Kern County as a COVID-19 testing "super site".
We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to support this site which will be at the
KERN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Tuesday, July 28th, and continue for 12-14 days.
This will be a DRIVE-THRU site and we are looking for
who will be NOT be involved in the actual testing.
The primary need will be for VOLUNTEERS to assist with
DIRECTING TRAFFIC and RUNNING ERRANDS ONSITE.
Operating hours are currently scheduled for 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
YOU MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO SERVING AS A VOLUNTEER.
Please do not "show-up" without pre-registering!
CALL 661-395-9787 To REGISTER!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS YEAR'S
KEEP KERN COUNTY COOL FAN DRIVE A SUCCESS!!!
USE OUR DONATE BUTTON NOW!!!!
The Volunteer Center of Kern County continues to address the needs of our community's most vulnerable populations! We need your support to continue this valuable work!
CALL our office at 395-9787 and we will process your donation by
or debit card.
made out to
to 1311 Eye Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301