Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. on Thursday donated 1,000 electric fans to agencies that serve low-income and elderly residence in 12 communities across its service area in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
“Each year, the fan donation program helps those who are particularly vulnerable to the summer heat,” spokeswoman Kathleen O'Shea said. “We partner with agencies that work directly with those in need to distribute these fans as summer temperatures rise.”
OG&E delivered fans to the Salvation Army, Areawide Aging Agency and Community Action Agency in Oklahoma City. Metro residents needing a fan may contact these organizations directly.
The utility company also will deliver fans to similar agencies in its service area over the next two weeks.
This is the 7th year for OG&E's fan donation program.
O'Shea said fans can circulate air to help people stay comfortable as temperatures rise.
“A fan in combination with your air conditioner lets you adjust your thermostat by a few degrees to conserve energy and save money,” she said.