Jewish Federation Fan Giveaway
An anonymous donor has given The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta funds to distribute 1,500 free box fans to help those in need.
With support from a donor-advised fund through the Atlanta Jewish Foundation at Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, an anonymous donor has given The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta funds to distribute 1,500 free box fans to help those in need beat the summer heat this summer. This generous gift has been happening for more than 30 years.
Summers in Atlanta average between the high 80s and mid-90s with the heat index even higher. Extreme temperatures can be deadly, and due to financial barriers, many people do not have the ability to pay for repairs to their air conditioners if needed or live in homes or apartments that don’t have adequate or any air conditioning. Our neighbors in need are also being impacted by the rising cost of electricity and gas as well as groceries and other essentials due to inflation, adding to financial hardship.
Many of the fans were distributed on May 4 at 15 Salvation Army locations throughout metro Atlanta.
“We are grateful for this continued support from this anonymous donor from the Atlanta Jewish community,” said a Salvation Army spokesperson.