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The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command has teamed up with Comfort Guard Air Conditioning and Heating, The KEY car dealerships and Renda Broadcasting to offer the Ultimate Fan promotion!
Donate a new boxed fan for The Salvation Army at any of The Key Locations – I-240 between Walker and Santa Fe, Midwest Blvd. and 15th St. in Midwest City and at Northwest Expressway and NW 63rd – and you’ll be entered to win the Ultimate Fan gift package.
Fans can also be donated at The Salvation Army, 311 SW Fifth St., or at Renda Broadcasting’s office at I-235 and Britton Rd.
Help The Salvation Army prevent heat-related deaths in Oklahoma and win cool prizes like concert tickets and swag from Renda’s stations of KRXO, KOKC, Magic 104.1 and KOMA.
In addition, you’ll also be eligible to win a $6,000 Comfort Maker air conditioning and heating system from Comfort Guard Air Conditioning and Heating.
The Salvation Army provides box fans to senior citizens, those with chronic illnesses like heart conditions or emphysema and families with infants under 6 months old. If you received a fan last year, you are not eligible for a fan this year.


The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command received 200 box fans from OG&E and another 100 fans from Ace Hardware Wednesday to help seniors, the chronically ill and families with infants stay cool during the summer.

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command hopes to prevent the heat-related deaths that Oklahoma experienced in past years. Many elderly citizens die during the summer months due to heat-related illnesses.

The Salvation Army provides box fans to:

*senior citizens age 62 and older

* families with infants under 6 months of age

* the disabled with chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, emphysema and people taking psychotropic and other medications.

Clients in need should call 405-246-1060 to see if they qualify for a free fan.


“Heat poses a very real danger to our elderly clients and those with medical issues,” said Ashley Jones, director of Social Services for the Central Oklahoma Area Command. “These box fans literally can mean the difference between staying cool and dying from the heat.”

“We are especially grateful to OG&E and ACE Hardware for their loyal and generous donations of fans. Without their help, we would be hard-pressed to be able to supply as many fans as we do for those in need,” Jones added.

Last summer, The Salvation Army provided more than 500 fans in Central Oklahoma.

Applicants are required to bring the following documentation to the appointment:

1)        Picture ID – (Driver’s License, State Issued ID, Governmental/Military ID, or Passport or ID from Country of Origin) for ALL adult household members

2)        Social Security Cards, legal documents bearing Social Security numbers or equivalent documentation from Country of Origin for ALL household members.

3)        Proof of Residency – current gas, electric, water or lease agreement/mortgage payment.

4)        Applicants must reside in Oklahoma County.

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command also provides a cooling station at the Red Shield Kitchen, 330 SW 4th, at the Norman Corps at 318 E. Hayes in Norman and at the Canadian County Service Center at 201 S. Bickford in El Reno when temperatures reach more than 100 degrees.