Friday, July 6, 2012

More Fans: So Staying Cool is a Bit Easier for our Seniors

Although the heat index may be hitting 100 degrees, at the Humanitarian Service Project we are trying our best to keep our cool. HSP is continuing to serve its 120 seniors, and counting, by striving to meet our goals of maintaining their needs in all aspects of health. Not only do we believe nutritious foods and Secret Pal gifts help the seniors in various ways, during tough and hot times there are a few other concerns we have. Another way that we are serving the seniors within our Senior Citizen Project is by reaching out to them in order to find out whether they are indeed struggling to stay cool in these scorching temperatures.
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(Loyal volunteer, Larry Erven, left, and staff member Alex Gordy, right, deliver fans to seniors.)
We have staff and interns contacting the seniors and asking if they would like a fan to be delivered from an HSP volunteer. As the temperatures remain around 100 degrees, any small change, such as a fan, could make a difference for a needy senior in the DuPage and Kane Counties. The summer months often leave many of the seniors in our program stuck inside during all hours of the day, and with many who go without air conditioning, a box fan is just a little contribution HSP is more than happy to make. Our steadfast volunteer, Larry Erven, and HSP staff member, Alex Gordy, delivered fans to seniors throughout DuPage County. Long time volunteer Judy Simon and her grandchildren Harrison and Eva took fans to 6 seniors in Wheaton and all the seniors were so happy to see them today. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and Alex for the selfless deeds done today!

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