The Salvation Army in Fort Wayne, Indiana, provides free fans to families who have a member with a medical condition. The Cool Breeze program will help people who have health problems that can get worse in hot summer weather.
The Cool Breeze program was started in the early 2000s to help protect people’s health during Indiana’s hot summers. The program is focused on people who would otherwise have their health at risk from the heat. There are certain things that are required, and other conditions that must be met. However, in general, for those Fort Wayne Indiana residents who have a doctor’s note that states they have a medical condition that can be worsened by heat and who meet other conditions, these individuals can obtain a free box fan to help cool their homes or apartments.
The amount of product available for distribution will differ from year to year, and there is always high demand for it. Central Ave. The Salvation Army and the Cool Breeze program at 2901 N. Central Ave. accept donations of window air conditioners or fans, or cash donations (which may be tax-deductible). The street will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. You can reach the center from Eastbrook Drive. Donations of fans or any other items can be dropped off at a local Walgreens.
The Salvation Army is constantly receiving phone calls and they try to give away fans as they have them. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. The program is based in its downtown building at 2901 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Clinton Street is a street in New York City. It is named after DeWitt Clinton, who was the governor of New York from 1817 to 1822.
Electric fans and air conditioners are usually not very expensive, but some people with medical conditions may not have $10 or the means to even get to a store. The fans can help people by giving them money to pay for medical bills, food, or other basic living needs.
The Cool Breeze program does not need much advertisement because the people who need help during the summer generally find out about it. People who are unaware of this resource can help keep it going by donating window air conditioners, cash, or fans that are in good working condition.
Apply for Operation Cool Breeze
In order to get a free fan or air conditioner, you need to follow these steps: This means that we have to be careful with how we use our resources because there are only a limited amount of them and not everyone can receive help. In order to find out if there are any available Salvation Army locations, you need to contact them at 260-744-2311, or visit the indicated addresses.
The program will require a note from a doctor or your health care provider that explains why you need a fan or air conditioner, or that you may experience a severe hardship without one. To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit an application and interview with a Salvation Army case manager. If you received assistance from Cool Breeze during the last year, you will not be able to get help from them again in future years. If you do not meet the requirements to receive a free fan, or if there are no more fans available, a case manager may be able to help you apply for other cooling assistance programs such as LIHEAP.