Cuero Health: Cuero Community Fan Drive Kicks Off
Cuero, Texas: Cuero area partners are kicking of a community fan drive for local residents in need, with all donations delivered to CAMAL House Food Pantry of Cuero. Many find it challenging to stay cool during the hot Texas summer months, especially those on a fixed income. Exposure to extreme heat can be deadly, especially for the elderly. Fans are a way to provide some control to utility costs, as well as help to lower body temperatures.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
- Cuero Regional Hospital, 2550 N. Esplanade, front main entrance
- TrustTexas Bank, 121 E. Courthouse St., M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in front lobby
- Parkside Family Clinic, 1109 E. Broadway Street, M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- St. Peter & Paul Church, Meyersville, 11220 FM 237, Tues - Thurs, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Cuero Community Fan Drive will take place until July 12. Those wishing to receive a fan are to contact CAMAL House. Fan distribution will be held following the deadline until donations are exhausted.
“Local leaders, guided by Jennifer Janssen at Cuero Regional Hospital, recognized a need and want to provide donations, as well as invite the public to participate in providing relief from the heat to area residents in need,” said Emily Weatherly, Marketing and Development Director at Cuero Regional Hospital. “We understand many in our area have restricted funds and if we can provide some relief to their pocketbook, as well as help them to maximize efficiency and comfort of cooler air temperatures in their homes this summer; we want to do our part to help.”
“We want to encourage both businesses and individuals to participate in this fan drive so we can provide fans to those in need. Please purchase a box fan locally and drop it off at one of the locations before July 12th so we can distribute these as soon as possible,” said Jennifer Janssen, RN, BSN, ICU/PACU/Day Surgery, Cardiac Rehab. Director at Cuero Regional Hospital.
“Fans are not the only way to manage electricity use,” said Janssen. “Closing blinds to block the sun, using heat-generating appliances like dryers late in the evening and cooking outside are just a few suggestions to keep homes cooler.”
For more information on the fan drive, contact Jennifer Janssen at 361-571-4078.