After a recent donation by a company that operates two local nursing homes, social services nonprofit Action Pact in Statesboro has more electric fans to provide to people without air-conditioning in their homes.
Ethica, which operates both Heritage Inn Health & Rehabilitation and Eagle Health & Rehabilitation in Statesboro, and which also owns Affinis Hospice, initiated the gift of 62 new electric fans. Ethica got some help from Lowe’s, through which the fans were obtained and whose personnel helped deliver them July 17 to Action Pact’s Bulloch County seniors center and office location at 515 Denmark Street, Suite 1100.
As reported in May, Action Pact, previously known as Concerted Services, had an annual drive for donated fans underway.
“It was a vision that one of my co-workers and I had about two years ago to start a fan drive because we know that everyone doesn’t have central heat and air and everyone can’t afford a window unit, so we thought we should at least get some fans out so people can find some way of keeping cool,” said Alexander Smith, Action Pact’s Bulloch County coordinator.
“This year, I guess, more people heard about it and were on board with it, and with Lowe’s and Ethica and after some local churches donated fans to us, in all we’ve probably had over a hundred fans donated this year,” he said.
So now, the agency has fans available for more people in need of relief from the stifling heat. To get one, someone only has to visit the Action Pact office and state that he or she is a Bulloch County resident without central air-conditioning at home, Smith said. Action Pact’s local phone number is (912) 489-1604.
Smith expressed appreciation to Ethica, Lowe’s and all other fan donors.