Helping Washoe County’s Elderly Beat the Heat

by | May 31, 2022

Reno, Nev. June 1, 2022. KOLO Cares News Channel 8 and the Washoe County Human Services Agency (HSA) are launching the Summer 2022 Fan Drive for Seniors, in hopes of providing some relief from the warm temperatures.

The public is asked to donate brand new fans for our seniors from now through the month of August. Thanks to the community, HSA received and handed out a record 800 fans to seniors last summer.

Those 60 and older can pick-up a fan Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., at the Washoe County Senior Center, which is located at 1155 E. 9th St., building E.

Seniors are asked to contact Washoe County Senior Services at (775) 328-2575 ext. 9, to see if a fan is available before coming by.

What: KOLO Cares Summer 2022 Fan Drive for Seniors.

Where: New fans must still be in the box and dropped-off or picked-up at the Washoe County Senior Center front desk, located at 1155 E. Ninth St., building E, Reno.

When: June 1 through Aug. 31, 2022. Drop-off or pick-up fans between 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Details: Only donations of new fans in the box will be accepted. To qualify for a fan, recipients must be 60 years of age or older. Seniors without air conditioning and those who have not previously participated in the program are a priority.

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