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For Immediate Release Press Contact:  Candice Tang/Juliana Minsky, (805) 687-3322

Fan Drive Information: Tom Kappler, (520) 298-9242


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


Tucson, AZ., June 4, 2010 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.

About Hundred Palms Tucson

Hundred Palms Tucson is an assisted and independent living community.  Their independent living services offer a secure and fulfilling lifestyle with all the comforts of a home-like setting, while offering the experience and skill of a knowledgeable and dedicated staff.  Their assisted living program offers a special combination of housing, personalized support services, and health care designed to respond to individuals who need help with activities of daily living, but do not need skilled medical care as provided by a nursing home. Hundred Palms Tucson promotes maximum independence and dignity for each resident, encouraging the involvement of family, friends and physicians. For more information please call (520) 298-9242, or visit


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