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Help senior citizens beat the heat

Local non-profit organization Blessings of Hope Empowerment Outreach is working to help senior citizens beat the heat this summer by holding its second annual Fan Donation Drive.

The organization has been collecting floor and table fans since April to give to citizens aged 55 and older, and the drive will last until May 26.

On May 27 at 9 a.m., donated fans will be distributed at the Hazel J. Baker Community Center in Havana, which is in the same building as the Havana Volunteer Fire Department.

“We’re hoping to get enough fans this year for each senior to receive two fans,” said Blessings of Hope president Anissa Butler.

Fans or financial donations may be dropped off at the Havana Police Department, and Blessings of Hope will also accept monetary donations through CashApp ($LucileButler), First Commerce Credit Union, or their mailing address at P.O. Box 1185 Havana, FL 32333. 

“We’re only accepting new fans, because we don’t want there to be any mechanical issues,” Butler said.

For more information, Blessings of Hope can be contacted by phone at (850) 294-1083 or email at

The organization is also on Facebook and Instagram.

Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service