The Salvation Army Provides Free Box Fans to Atlantans in Need

With summer fast-approaching and temperatures already climbing in the Atlanta area, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta distributed free electric fans and provided cool beverages to those in need of heat relief on Friday, May 15.

“Our seniors and especially those that don’t have shelter are at extreme risk,” said Metro Area Commander Major Todd Hawks.  “The Salvation Army has long term experience in meeting the basic needs of the people in the community.”

1,500 box fans were distributed across the Atlanta area, and doors were opened for community members to get out of the heat and enjoy a cold glass of water.

“Everybody, young, old, poor, and homeless deserves to be comfortable during long summer days,” said Major Hawks.

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News: Winter Storm Pax Response

When Winter Storm Pax hit Georgia last week with major winter weather, The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta was able to reach out a helping hand to those in need of aid. We were able to provide meals and shelter, aid the homeless, and serve first responders. We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who was able to help our neighbors with us.

Here’s a round up of what we were able to do!