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SAN ANGELO – “A heat wave is a period of unusually hot weather that typically lasts two or more days.” www.https://scijinks.gov/heat/

To combat the heat wave, here are just a few tips: 

• It is recommended that everyone wear light-colored clothing.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated as much as possible.
• If someone doesn’t have an air-conditioner, stay with family, friends or someone who does have one. If not, a good place to get out of the heat is your local library.

As for dealing with an oppressive heat wave, particularly in West Texas, it is that third tip--staying cool, not with an air-conditioner but in this case with a box fan.

On Friday, July 12, Westlake Ace Hardware donated 51 Lasko air circulating box fans to The San Angelo Salvation Army. SASA Community Relations Development Coordinator, Miss Janet Sheen, stated to Flaco Guapo Media, that the box fans will be given to those who qualify with their social services program.

Westlake Ace Hardware employee, Jared Motl, was the man behind the forklift to load the pallet of 51 box fans.

Sheen and SASA driver, Eddie Burney, showed up at 10 a.m. to load a pallet of box fans at Westlake’s business location, 1821 Knickerbocker Road. 

Left-to-right: Mike Avila, Janet Sheen and Eddie Burney. Avila is the general manager for Westlake, Miss Sheen is local Salvation Army Community Relations Development Coordinator; and Burney is a Salvation Army driver.

“We recognize that if we can contribute in a small way, by donating these box fans, we are able to give back to our community” said Mike Avila, Westlake Ace Hardware, General Manager. Avila concluded the brief interview, stating Westlake Ace has been collaborating with the local Salvation Army for a number of years on this project.

"Earlier this year, Westlake ACE hosted a fan drive to benefit The Salvation Army as San Angelo customers generously donated more than $640 to purchase new box fans to help their fellow citizens in need," per Salvation Army press release.

FMI on eligibility to receive a fan, contact The San Angelo Salvation Army office at 325-655-6981.