Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta Fire Rescue & SCANA Energy Team up to Keep Atlanta’s Elderly Cool in the Summer Heat

Monday, July 28, 2008 will kick-off the 2008 “Help Atlanta’s Elderly Stay Cool Campaign”. Mayor Shirley Franklin, SCANA Energy, the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services and Atlanta Fire Rescue are teaming up for the seventh consecutive year in an effort to ensure that Atlanta’s elderly have a safe and cool summer.

Summer is here and as history has always held in the South… the HOT and humid days and nights are back again. Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran says, “It is important to remember that the elderly suffer from heat related illnesses at a disproportionate rate when compared to younger individuals in the same environment”. SCANA Energy has, once again, stepped up by donating 1,000 fans to Mayor Franklin and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department to distribute to low-income elderly residents to aide them in maintaining cooler temperatures in their homes.

"As part of SCANA Energy's ongoing commitment to serve its communities in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, we are pleased to donate 1,000 fans again this year to provide much needed cooling relief for our most vulnerable citizens", said George Devlin, vice president and general manager of SCANA Energy. "We are honored to celebrate our seventh year of partnership with Mayor Shirley Franklin and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, and look forward to finding additional ways to help those in need".
The fans donated by SCANA Energy will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Senior Citizens may call 404.330.6026 or visit the closest participating Atlanta Fire Station. Recipients must provide their name and address and they will be scheduled to pick a fan up from their closest participating Fire Station.

Participating Fire Stations

Fire Station #4
309 Edgewood Ave.SE

Fire Station #17
1489 R.D. Abernathy Blvd SW

Fire Station #29
2167 Monroe Dr. NE

Fire Station #30
10 Cleveland Ave. SW

Fire Station #38
2911Donald L. Hollowell

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