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Jul 18 2012

“Fans for Audrain County” Going Strong

 “Fans for Audrain County” continues to gain ground less than two weeks after it started. Emergency Management Director Steve Shaw says the program gives out fans to residents in need.

“This is a joint collaboration between Audrain County, Audrain County Emergency Management, Public Health, the COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster), faith-based organizations, we’re just all coming together,” he said, “just to try to mitigate this heat issue and to keep people safe.”

He says they’ve already given out about 20 fans, and the donations keep coming. On Tuesday, the Dollar General Distribution Center in Fulton gave 60 fans to the cause.

Applicants can bring proof of income and residency to the Audrain City-County Health Unit at to pick up a fan.

Shaw says emergency responders also have fans with them when they go out on calls.

“This way, they have an opportunity to get that need met immediately, instead of having to wait a day or however long it might be,” he explained.

If you’d like to donate a fan, it needs to be new. You can drop off the fan or a monetary donation at the ACCHU (605 East Promenade, Mexico) or here at KXEO/KWWR (1705 East Liberty, Mexico).