Submitted by Community Lifeline Center
Temperatures during the summer can be brutal and so can those rising electric bills as the air conditioner is put on full blast for months at a time.
Community Lifeline Center teamed up with local community members and businesses on Thursday to pass out free box fans to local residents with a goal of helping those less fortunate alleviate those sky rocketing bills. By the end of the day, over 250 fans were distributed to satisfied residents.
In order to receive the free fans, residents were only required to show a picture identification along with their current electric bill. Those that were TXU customers, were also given compact fluorescent light bulbs and energy efficiency kits thanks to a TXU Energy Aid Grant and partnership with Community Lifeline Center. Along with receiving the box fans, residents were able to receive assistance with SNAP, Medicaid and TANF applications, learned about healthy living and healthy eating from Tiffany Colbert, a Collin county Texas AgriLife Extension Agent, and were served an abundance of lemonade and goodies thanks to local donors.
Those that made this event possible include Community Lifeline Center Staff and Volunteers, TXU, McKinney Community Development Corporation, McKinney Fire Department, McKinney Lions Club, McKinney Ladies Association, Texas AgriLife Extension, Groom and Sons Hardware, St. Gabriels Catholic Church, Christ Fellowship Church, Spoons, Tracy Rath, Ronda Murray, Lisa Roach, Helen Hutton, Wendy Jones Shelley, Lori Ellis, Stacie Durham, and Kathy Moore.
Community Lifeline Center strengthens communities in North Collin County by guiding residents in crisis back to self-sufficiency and independence. For more information on how you can support Community Lifeline Center got to www.communitylifeline.org or “like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CommunityLifeline