KCP&L and The Salvation Army Team Up for Extreme Heat Relief Program

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Salvation Army and KCP&L Team Up for Extreme Heat Relief Program.

Kansas City, Mo. (June 23, 2015) – 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 Thursday, June 25 in the parking lot of KC Parks/Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd Street Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo., from 8 to 11 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.

The Salvation Army and KCP&L are committed to helping area residents stay safe during times of extreme heat. “In this extreme heat our top priority is the safety of our customers,” said Elizabeth Danforth, KCP&L Director of Public Affairs. “Our hope is that these electric fans help our customers stay cool this summer."

The Salvation Army also provides fans through its Fan Club in partnership with KMBC-KCWE TV, Westlake Hardware and Stericycle Communications. To request a fan, call 816-968-9432.

Heat Relief tips:
  • 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 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