Fans available for distribution from Family Services facilities in Quincy, Hannibal

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Salvation Army Family Services Centers in Quincy and Hannibal are distributing electric fans to those in need. | Photo courtesy of pexels.com

QUINCY — The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command is collecting and distributing electric fans to those in need this summer.

Distribution of fans began June 1 from its Family Services facilities in both Quincy and Hannibal. Anyone living within the Quincy Area Command’s service area of Adams, Pike and Brown counties in Illinois and Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Shelby and Monroe counties in Missouri is encouraged to apply. 

The Salvation Army has a limited number of fans available and is asking that donations of new/gently used fans of all sizes and/or monetary donations be dropped off at The Family Services building at 501 Broadway in Quincy or The Family Store/Family Services of Hannibal at 200A Steamboat Bend Shopping Center.

In partnership with Ace Hardware in Quincy and Palmyra, customers can buy fans, round up their total or donate various dollar amounts which will be used to buy fans for the program. Donations can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 75, Quincy, Ill., 62306. For monetary donations, please designate donations as “Fan Program – Hannibal” or “Fan Program – Quincy.”

People applying for fans should bring a photo ID to their local Salvation Army Family Services Center. A Social Security or medical card is also required for those with children under five in the household.

The Family Services Center in Quincy is at 501 Broadway. Hannibal residents should apply at the Family Services Center at 200A Steamboat Bend Shopping Center in Hannibal (within The Salvation Army Family Store). Application hours at both locations are from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Fan distribution will be prioritized for people older than 65, those with children under 5 years of age and those who are disabled. Fans will be distributed while supplies last.

For additional information about The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command and ways to donate, visit SalvationArmyQcyHan.org.

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