FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Fairfield County’s Council on Aging, Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and Believers and Believers and Achievers of Fairfield County have worked together to collect 50 fans to be distributed to the elderly.
On Tuesday, the fans were dropped off at the Council on Aging for storage.
“I think it’s awesome,” said Angie Connor, director for Fairfield County Council on Aging. “I think it’s a wonderful thing to see what the community is doing.”
The collected fans should last through the end of this summer and provide relief next summer.
The Council on Aging provide Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office with information regarding elderly Fairfield County residents in need of fans for respite from heat, the Sheriff’s Office conducts a home study and fans are distributed
Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery lauded the inter-organization teamwork, which included fan drives by both the Believers and Achievers and the Council on Aging, which were assisted by the Sheriff’s Office.
“It’s been unbelievable,” Montgomery said.
Darreyl Davis, president of the Believers and Achievers of Fairfield County, said the fan drive, dubbed the Fan Fair, has surpassed his expectations, and he was pleased with the results.
“It feels great to be able to give back to the community,” Davis said.
He said he was gladdened to see many different people contribute fans, which will help Fairfield County’s eldest residents.
“With all the commotion, it’s great to see people coming together,” Davis said.
The fans collected will likely satisfy this season’s demand for fans, but Conner said the Council on Aging always benefits from generosity, and as the seasons change will need heaters and blankets.
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