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Senior Services collecting fans for the elderly

This weekend’s weather belies the need for cooling devicdes. But that will change in the coming weeks. So from now until the end of the month, Gwinnett County Senior Services is running Project ACCES, asking for locals to donate fans and window air units that will be given to elderly seniors in the area who need help fighting the heat.

Gwinnett County fire stations are serving as collection sites, making it easy to donate.

“The fire stations are helping to make it convenient.” Melanie Miller, public relations specialists, said.

Donations can be any size or brand but they should be new and UL tested. Monetary donations are also welcome and should be sent to Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services, P.O. Box 1680, Lawrenceville.

“If they (the seniors) are not able to come get the fans, then volunteers or staff will deliver them to their house.” Miller said. Those who are able to pick them up are encouraged to do so.

Project ACCES provides fans for individual Gwinnett county seniors who are over 60 years of age and are undergoing financial constraints. Usually one fan is given per person, but Project ACCES will try to meet all their needs.

To be considered to receive a fan from Project ACCES, call the senior services helpline at 678-377-4150. If you are eligible, the helpline will direct you to where you can pick up a fan.