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Hundreds of fans to be given out to help keep seniors cool

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

The City of Atlanta and SCANA Energy are teaming up to help seniors during the hot summer months.

SCANA Energy donated 500 fans to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and the Mayor's Office of Constituent Services. They will be handed out for free to low-income, elderly residents Tuesday. The distribution will take place at the Butler Park Recreation Center at 98 William Holmes Borders Dr. S.E. in Atlanta starting at 11 a.m.

"This project ensures the safety of our valued citizens," said Mayor Kasim Reed. "I am proud to partner with SCANA Energy and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department to provide the resources our senior citizens need to stay healthy and comfortable this summer."

Those interested in getting a free fan can call the Mayor's Office of Constituent Services at 404-330-6023.

The City of Atlanta also announced locations for five cooling stations. They will open if the city goes under a heat advisory, excessive heat watch or excessive heat warning from the National Weather Center.

They are:

  • Center of Hope at Adamsville, 3201 M.L. King Jr. Drive (Open 7 days)
  • Center of Hope at Rosel Fann, 365 Cleveland Avenue (Open 7 days)
  • Center of Hope Thomasville, 1835 Henry Thomas Drive S.E. (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Arthur Langford Recreation Center, 1614 Arthur Langford Place (Monday through Friday)
  • Dunbar Neighborhood Center, 477 Windsor Street (Saturday and Sunday)

All locations will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. stocked with water and seating in the air conditioned buildings.

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