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Bracing for the heat

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By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

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.