Are you or someone you know interested in donating a fan to the drive? It is simple. YOU are the success of this program! Encourage your family, friends, or co-workers to get involved!!! Business owners can challenge other businesses or employees to step up on behalf of our seniors. New or gently used fans can be dropped off at the Volunteer Center, 1311 Eye Street, from Thursday, June 4th through Tuesday, June 16th, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Or you can donate NOW!! Locate the DONATE button on our home page!
KNOW A SENIOR IN NEED OF A FAN?
Seniors can apply for a fan by calling 395-9787 on
WEDNESDAY - JUNE 10TH
Fans available for distribution depend solely on the number of fans collected. Completion of an application does NOT guarantee a fan.
PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO SENIORS 65 AND ABOVE!!!!
The Volunteer Center of Kern County and KGET TV17 are hosting our 19th annual Keep Kern County Cool Fan drive benefiting Kern County seniors just a little differently this year! We have distributed more than 14,000 fans to local seniors in the last 18 years. This year, volunteers are restricted in their ability to come out and help us due to COVID-19 and some of our faithful supporters are concerned about going to the store to purchase a fan......... so we are having a "VIRTUAL" Fan Drive! Sponsor a fan by donating!!! We have the ability to buy fans at a dramatic discount by ordering in bulk so we are asking you to consider "partnering" with us in a new way this year. Seniors need these fans more than ever this year, but we can't do this without YOU!!!!!
COVID-19 IMPACTS SENIORS' ABILITY TO STAY COOL!
Cooling Centers will open when the temps are forecasted to be 105 or above! Many seniors over the age of 65 rely on these centers as a way to escape the severe summer temperatures and the potential health complications brought on by the heat! Respiratory issues and heart problems can become life threatening when the seniors are exposed to high temperatures and no way to cool off! Other local facilities that have been utilized in the past are also closed due to COVID-19 or are slowly opening........but still discourage large prolonged gatherings. Like so many others, alot of our vulnerable seniors are apprehensive about leaving their homes and many living on restricted incomes are unable to afford to operate their air conditioners or swamp coolers.
Keep Kern County Cool Fan Drive
Adapts to Face COVID-19 Challenges!
IMAGE FROM PREVIOUS FAN DRIVE