Free Fans to be Distributed to Those in Need

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FREE FANS TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO THOSE IN NEED 
Salvation Army and KCP&L team up for Extreme Heat Relief Program 
 
Kansas City, Mo. (June 26, 2013) – The Salvation Army and KCP&L are teaming up to help Kansas City residents beat the heat this summer! 
 
Volunteers with The Salvation Army and KCP&L will provide free electric fans to those who need one this Friday, June 28 in the Manuel Career and Tech Center parking lot adjacent to The Salvation Army Warehouse, 1110 E. Truman Rd., Kansas City, Mo., from 8 am to 10 am or until the supply runs out. The free fans will be available one per household, on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers with KCP&L’s Extreme Heat Team will direct vehicles through a drive-through lane and hand out fans and heat safety information. 
 
There are also a limited number of fans available for homebound individuals and people aged 65 and over who are unable to pick up a fan. To arrange a delivery, call 877-566-2769877-566-2769 this Friday. Fans will be delivered to homes the week of July 1. The KCP&L Extreme Heat Relief Program is being coordinated by The Salvation Army through a donation from KCP&L. Additional distribution sites and times will be announced as the need arises during the summer. 
 
The Salvation Army and KCP&L are committed to helping area residents stay safe during times of extreme heat. “The safety of our customers is our top priority during hot weather,” said Elizabeth Danforth, KCP&L Senior Manager of Public Affairs. “For some, an electric fan can make all the difference in staying cool. In addition to providing fans, we want to give our customers additional steps on how to stay cool this summer.” 
 
A few tips include: 
 
  • Seek a cool public place, such as a library or mall if you don’t have air conditioning or fans. Call United Way 2-1-1 for assistance or more information about public cooling centers in Missouri or Kansas. 
  • Use ceiling and portable fans to circulate air 
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity. 
  • Wear loose fitting, lightweight, natural fiber clothing. 
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in enclosed vehicles. It takes only a few minutes for a closed up vehicle to reach temperatures in excess of 140 degrees. 
 
About The Salvation Army 
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org
 
About KCP&L: 
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is the holding company of Kansas City Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company, two of the leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations use KCP&L as a brand name. More information about the companies is available on the Internet at www.greatplainsenergy.com or www.kcpl.com.