FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County encourages residents to take advantage of Project Cool, an initiative that provides free boxed fans to seniors over the age of 60 and people with disabilities, before this year’s program ends on September 30.
Seniors over the age of 60 or people with a disability can call United Way’s 2-1-1Helpline to request a free boxed fan. Project Cool is a partnership between United Way, the City of San Antonio, Catholic Charities and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul that delivers box fans to seniors in the hope of providing life-saving or utility bill-reducing relief.
Despite the summer being over, San Antonio will have several 90+ degree days left before fall weather truly sets in. Residents can request a box fan now to help prepare your home for next summer, which will likely be as hot as this past year which featured a record-breaking 75 days with temperature above 100 degrees.
Residents who are not senior citizens can still discover critical relief from the weather with 2-1-1. Call United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline, select option 1 and you can:
- Get a free box fan if you are a senior over the age of 60 or disabled
- Find free home weatherization services/assistance in your area to prepare for the winter or next summer
- Locate the nearest cooling centers to receive more immediate relief
- Find information on food pantries, utility bill assistance or other services that can help provide financial relief as your monthly utility bill soars in cost due to the heat.
We encourage the people of San Antonio to call United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline to find assistance with the summer heat. 2-1-1 is open 24/7/365, anonymous and always free. Spanish language and line language translation options are available.
MEDIA CONTACT: Kevin Femmel, Director of Communications, 210-836-8616, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County launched its first campaign in 1940 and has grown into the largest private investor in health and human services programs in San Antonio and Bexar County. United Way focuses on preparing children for school and life, helping students graduate and succeed, strengthening the well-being of individuals and families, and providing safety net services. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County also operates the 2-1-1 Helpline, Mission United and fosters volunteerism through the Volunteer Center at United Way. Check our newsroom online for more United Way news.
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