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Salvation Army of Bloomington to hold annual ‘Fan Drive’

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BLOOMINGTON (HOI) — The Salvation Army of Bloomington will be holding its annual Fan Drive this year, but due to health and safety reasons, the drive will shift to monetary donations only.

With that, the Salvation Army will be able to buy new fans at a discounted rate from Lowe’s to be handed out to those in need.

Fans will be available to McLean County seniors ages 60 and older and those with a documented medical need who did not receive a fan in 2020 on Tuesday, June 29 and Thursday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Open distribution to anyone in need of a fan who did not received one in 2020 will be held on Tuesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Distribution will be a drive-thru/walk-up at the North Doors of the Family Services Building, 611 W. Washington St., Bloomington, in front of the Safe Harbor Shelter.

Cars should enter from Oak Street. Those wishing to receive a fan will need to bring a photo ID and a piece of mail.

For questions about Fan distribution, please call at 309-829-9476.

Monetary donations can be mailed to Salvation Army, 611 W Washington, Bloomington, IL 61701. Write “Fans” in the memo line. Donations can also be made online by visiting www.sabloomington.org and clicking the Annual Fan Drive image at the top of the page.

Drew Veskauf

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