To help the elderly stay cool, the General Supply True Value Hardware Store in Texarkana, Texas, donated 40 fans Thursday with a total value of $1,082.
Owner and store manager Vinod K. Doolabh and his wife, Bhagvati, made the donations.
"This year, 20 fans were presented to Katie Stone representing Encompass Hospice. Another 20 fans were presented to Ermer Poindexter and Tracie Lee representing the cities of Texarkana, Ark., and Texas for distribution to the needy seniors and elderly," Doolabh said.
Summer heat can be deadly. Here are some tips for keeping cool on hot days from the Federal Emergency Management Agency website at fema.gov:
Keeping cool in the summer heat is about more than staying comfortable—it's about staying alive.