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Darlington Co. Sheriff's Office hosts Fan Drive for elderly residents

Source: DCSO Source: DCSO

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – Since elderly individuals are the most vulnerable when it comes to excessive heat exposure, the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office would like to help provide box fans to the elderly residents of Darlington County.

The DCSO has 150 box fans available and they will be distributing them to the residents on Friday, July 17, according to a DCSO news release.

Older adults have the highest risk of heat-related deaths, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The risk of heat-related deaths and illness increases with unusually hot summer temperatures and extreme heat events. People with certain health issues also are especially vulnerable to extreme heat exposure.

The following businesses donated the funds to make the Fan Drive possible:

  • HMES Diane Wilkes
  • Saleeby & Cox
  • Hartsville Medical
  • Orlando Hudson
  •  Fred Wilhelm Sr.
  •  SPC Credit Union,
  • James and Maloria Hudson
  •  John Kimbrough DCCOA
  •  Palmetto Furniture
  •  Mrs. Byrd
  •  HMES Mrs. Ford
  •  Robinette Insurance Agency
  •  Norton Funeral Home
  •  Quality Auto Sales of Hartsville
  •  Palmetto Furniture & MFG. CO
  •  Brown Pennington Funeral Home
  •  Sun Construction
  •  Mogs Clothing Boutique
  •  Eric & Sherri Hodges
  •  J&J Right Touch Catering

If you or someone you know needs a box fan, please contact the DCSO at (843)-398-4501.

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