Bracing for the heat

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Condell Garden, executive director of Interfaith Ministries, poses Monday with the box fans they have left at their facility on North Elm Street in Denton.

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.


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