Dirk Roper, owner of Roper’s Heating and Air Conditioning, said this is his company’s fourth year collecting fans for the Carson City Senior Center. Roper’s has donated nearly 200 new fans to the Senior Center for distribution to local seniors over the past three years.
“Our hottest months are upon us,” Roper said. “For our seniors who may not have air conditioning, a fan can move air around and create a cooling effect. Seniors are extremely sensitive to excessive heat and a fan can make a big difference in their health and welfare this summer.”
Roper’sHeating and Air Conditioning is seeking donations of brand-new, in-the-box fans for Carson City seniors during the annual KOLOCares Fan Drive.
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Roper said the fans may be dropped by the Roper’s office, located at 2062 S. Edmonds Drive in Carson City, or picked up by a Roper’s service technician during a service call. Fans may also be dropped off at the Carson City Senior Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 911 Beverly Drive.People aged 60 or older are eligible to receive a new fan.
Donated fans must be brand new and in the original box.
“Our seniors love this event, and the community really makes it a success, especially for those who do not have air conditioning or can’t afford it,” Michael Salogga, business manager for the Carson City Senior Center, said. “And we are pleased to work with Roper’s again. They were key to last year’s success, helping us set a record in fans given to seniors.”
For more information on how to receive a fan, call the Senior Center at (775) 883-0703.
Learn more about the fan drive from these news stories:
6/9/2022-Carson Now: Summer fan drive underway for Carson City seniors
6/9/2022- Nevada Appeal: Roper’s summer fan drive underway for Carson City seniors