Bloomington’s Salvation Army giving away free fans to those in need

Local News

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A Twin Cities non-profit is making sure everyone can stay cool in the summer heat.

The Salvation Army of Bloomington-Normal’s free fan giveaway started Tuesday at the Family Services Building.

Tuesday, June 29, and Thursday, July 1, the giveaway is open to anyone aged 60 and up and a McLean County resident. Development Director Angie Bubon said those with a medical condition and who have a note can also get a fan those days.

Bubon said all people need to bring is proof of McLean County residence and they will bring the fans to their cars.

“Seniors are often on a fixed income or have medical conditions or are struggling and we want to make sure to address the most at-risk and needy community first because we do have a limited supply of fans,” Bubon said.

The next giveaway dates are Thursday July 1 (seniors only), Tuesday July 6 and Thursday July 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 611 W. Washington St in Bloomington.

Next Tuesday and Thursday, any McLean County resident is eligible for a fan.

Bubon said supplies are limited so if someone received a fan last year, they cannot receive one this year.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local News

More Local News