CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ. (CBS) –The heat wave that just swept the east coast has finally started to cool down. But with temperatures climbing to three digits, Camden County wants to be proactive for the next heat wave.READ MORE: Biden Administration Enacts New Travel Rules Due To Spread Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant
The Camden County Freeholder Board is giving out box fans free of charge to eligible seniors to combat the dangerous heat.
Camden County’s Director of Public Affairs Dan Keashen says the board has distributed 25 fans so far. “This has been an ongoing initiative for years through the county Division of Senior Services,” Keashen says. “We expect to give out at least 100 fans depending on the severity of the season.”READ MORE: Temple University Parents To Rally Over Safety After Samuel Collington's Death
Residents must be over the age of 60, with an income of $25,000 or less.
Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez urges, “If you are a senior and you have a difficult time with finances please reach out to us, we really want to give you a fan, we want you to stay cool especially during these weathers.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police: Man Injured After Being Shot Near Fox Chase Wawa
For more information or to request a fan, call the Camden County Division of Senior Services at (856) 858-3220.