I don’t know about you but I find it awfully hard to be outside for any length of time in this humid, intense heat called Cincinnati summer. I know I can get away from it easy enough by going inside my air conditioned house.
But imagine what it is like for those who can not afford air conditioning. Pretty unbearable.
So a special thanks goes out to organizations who are helping those in need by supplying fans. United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Duke Energy are doing their part to provide heat relief with fans.
Duke Energy is providing a $20,000 grant to buy fans for seniors, low-income and people with disabilities in the Greater Cincinnati region. United Way will administer the program, distributing funds to non-profit agencies that serve the needs of those populations.
“We know how overwhelming the oppressive heat and high humidity can be for our customers,” said Jim Henning, president, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “We hope this grant joins other support in helping people in the community get some relief.”
By dialing 2-1-1 for fan distribution resources, individuals can reach United Way 211, United Way’s 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week health and social services information and referral helpline. Fans will be available in Duke Energy’s service territory of Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.