Oklahoma is no stranger to heat. However, with elevated temperatures come higher utility costs, adding a financial burden on many Oklahomans. This often leaves families with a difficult decision: pay for air conditioning, or pay for food and rent. More and more, the choice is to face the summer heat without a source of cool air. The Salvation Army wants to be a provider of relief to families who are facing extreme temperatures, and with the help of OG&E, we are able to provide a box fan for many families in need.
On Tuesday, June 24th, OG&E stopped by The Salvation Army’s Central Oklahoma Area Command with a very special delivery of 200 box fans to be distributed to those in need. Kathleen O’Shea, a spokesperson for OG&E, notes that “[OG&E] knows so many people struggle during the summer, so we are happy to partner with The Salvation Army by providing fans to those in need.”
Major Carlyle Gargis, Area Commander for Central Oklahoma, was on hand to receive the fans on Tuesday, and give thanks on behalf of The Salvation Army. “We could not help in this capacity without partners like OG&E,” says Major Gargis. “Because of [OG&E’s] generous donation, The Salvation Army is prepared today to assist families who are struggling in Oklahoma.”
For more information on the fan distribution, contact The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma at 405-246-1100.