Several retailers on Staten Island, including two hardware stores, have donated fans to low-income senior citizens who may be at risk because of the heat wave in New York, according to an article in the Staten Island Real-Time News.
The “Fans for Seniors” programs began with a call to the office of City Councilwoman Debi Rose (D-North Shore) by a non-profit senior agency asking for help in securing donated air conditioners. But local retailers were all sold out. So the councilwoman’s staff asked for fans instead.
Doody's Home Improvement, Ace Hardware, Best Buy and Target all stepped forward with box fans, which are being distributed by Richmond Senior Services and Meals on Wheels of Staten Island.