The Omaha Summer Fan Program has been giving out free fans to Omaha residents who are elderly, senior citizens, ill, or disabled. The Salvation Army started this program over 30 years ago to help people in need, and it has helped thousands of people over the years. Thanks to the generosity of people and businesses across the Omaha Nebraska community, just last year over 1,050 fans were distributed to the needy.
The Salvation Army is collecting and distributing new fans to help people stay cool during the summer. The event will occur annually from June to September. This free fan program is very important to many Omaha families because the summer heat can cause dangerous health consequences and conditions for people who are most at risk. This can include people who are ill, elderly, or have a disability.
Free fans are available to people who meet the qualifications. To apply for assistance, visit the Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center. The main location is 3612 Cuming Street. The hours are 9 – 11 AM and 1 – 3:30 PM from Monday to Friday. When you go to the Salvation Army, ask about other programs that can help you with things like money or social services.
Fans who have medical disabilities or are 50 years of age or older are given priority for most aid. If you want a fan, you will have to show that you’re either old or have a medical condition. If you are applying for other social services or emergency help, you will need to provide the appropriate documentation for that application as well. For more information, please call 402-898-5900.
The Omaha Salvation Army is always in need of donations. We are also still in need of monetary donations to purchase new fans. Donations of fans or money to purchase fans for the summer season are being accepted at The Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center. We need monetary donations to purchase new fans. The approximate retail cost of a basic fan is $20. Any money donated to the Summer Fan Program can be sent to The Salvation Army at the address above. The money is only used for the program and not for anything else.