HPD donates fans to help residents beat the heat

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) The Hartsville Police Department will help local residents to beat the intense summer heat by distributing fans this Friday.

The fans will be distributed Friday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Coach TB Thomas Sports Center at Byerly Park, located at 701 W. Washington St. The box and stand fans are free to the public and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"Extreme summertime temperatures can pose a serious risk for those without a way to cool off," said Hartsville Police Chief James Hudson. "Providing electric fans for those who may need them is a good way to help our residents stay safe this summer."

Donation of the devices was made possible through several grants totaling $2,000, including an emergency grant from the Byerly Foundation as well as the law office of Paul V. Cannarella, First Citizens Bank, Heritage Bank, state Senator Gerald Malloy and Jay Lucas, South Carolina House of Representatives District 65. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home and Lowe's have donated fans as well.

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