Free Fans to be Distributed to Those in Need

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Salvation Army and KCP&L team up for Extreme Heat Relief Program 
Kansas City, Mo. (June 26, 2014) – 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 Wednesday, July 2 in the parking lot of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2310 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., from 8 to 10 a.m. 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. 

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 during extreme heat is our top priority,” said Elizabeth Danforth, KCP&L Director of Public Affairs. “We want to help our customers stay cool this summer by providing them with an electric fan and some simple heat relief tips.”
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. 
For more information about this event, please contact Chris DiMaso, (816) 968-0405.(816) 968-0405.

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
About KCP&L: 
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