Interfaith Ministries is soliciting donations of box fans to help low-income families cope with summer heat.
Director Condell Garden said the current stock is low and probably won’t meet demand.
“We only have a few left,” Garden said.
A hot and dry summer is expected this year. According to the latest data released by the U.S. Climate Prediction Center last week, meteorologists have found higher-than-normal temperatures more probable this summer, with the drought more likely to persist or intensify between now and Aug. 31.
Not all low-income families can afford the electric bill that comes with air conditioning. Interfaith Ministries has helped ease the burden each summer by distributing box fans to low-income families in Denton County.
People interested in helping are encouraged to drop off donations at the ministries’ office, 1109 N. Elm St. For more information about donating, call 940-566-5927.
Families that need a fan can call Interfaith at 940-565-5479.
PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881 and via Twitter at @phwolfeDRC.