SCI Kicks Off Fan Drive to Protect Seniors From Summer Heat

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), kicked off its annual fan drive today at its headquarters located at 3025 Bull St. Employees from the Victory Drive Home Depot delivered more than 200 fans purchased with a $3,000 donation from the Sea Island Bank employees and customers. Home Depot is providing the fans at a deep discount to help SCI maximize the number of seniors served.

Summer Angels, middle school students from local schools who volunteered their time over the summer to work with area seniors as part of a two-week long camp organized by SCI, were on hand to help unload the fans from the Home Depot truck (link to photos here).

Members of the community who are interested in donating a new box fan or in making a cash donation to purchase a fan may come by SCI’s headquarters at 3025 Bull Street, Savannah between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the summer.

To qualify for a fan, seniors must be 55 years or older and have a low income. Qualifying seniors in need of a fan are encouraged to come by SCI’s headquarters to pick one up. Individuals must

PHOTO ID (1) Home Depot staff and store manager Tracie Blakey with Summer Angels volunteers (2) Summer Angels Patrick Sheffield (front) and Joe DeCubellis (back) (3) Summer Angels volunteer Paul Abbott and Home Depot staff.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call Deb Thompson at (912) 236-0363 x150 or email.dthompson@seniorcitizens-inc.org

ABOUT SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.

Senior Citizens Inc. (SCI) has been helping people age successfully in Coastal Georgia since 1959 through a variety of programs including Meals on Wheels, in-home nursing and personal assistance,  adult daytime care, The Learning Center, SAGE Private Services and much more. Recognized as a national leader in providing services for older adults, SCI anticipates doubling its impact through the expansion of its facility and services with the completion of the Center for Successful Aging in 2018. To learn more about SCI, its services, and plans for expansion, please visit www.seniorcitizensinc.org or call 912-236-0363.

 

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Senior Citizens, Inc.

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