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Posted: Jun 28, 2011 10:22 AM

 TUCSON – As temperatures rise, Hundred Palms Tucson kicks off its fourth annual summer Fan Drive for local seniors in need from June through August.

In response to the growing list of seniors who have requested fans to help combat summertime heat, Hundred Palms Tucson, an independent and assisted living community, is holding its fourth annual “100 Fans from 100 Palms” Fan Drive. Hundred Palms Tucson residents and staff are once again asking the Tucson community to donate new fans which will be given to local seniors in need.

Hundred Palms Tucson hopes to collect at least 100 fans and will continue to accept more once the goal has been reached. The fans will help keep seniors cooler and safer during the hot summer months.

To help collect and distribute the donated fans, Hundred Palms Tucson’s partner organizations include: Pima Council on Aging, Mobile Meals of Tucson, Inc., Twilight Wish Foundation, Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc., Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and Interfaith Community Services.

Those wishing to donate can drop off new 14-inch (or larger) oscillating fans or 20-inch box fans at Hundred Palms Tucson, 102 South Sherwood Village Drive in Tucson seven days a week, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., now through August 31. Those wishing to make a financial donation should make checks payable to Hundred Palms Tucson. The organization will use the funds to purchase fans which will then be distributed to seniors in need. For more information, please call (520) 298-9242.

Hundred Palms Tucson collected and distributed 250 fans to seniors in need during its 2010 Summer Fan Drive.

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