During the months of June, July and August, The Salvation Army sees an increased number of people who look for financial assistance to pay their utility bills. Thankfully, The Salvation Army is approached by many businesses and partners who look to help provide relief to families who struggle to make ends meet during the summer months. In Central Oklahoma, there has been a partnership that has become an annual social event, held in the name of helping their neighbors ‘beat the heat’.
KFOR’s Scott Hines, Rococo’s Bruce Rinehart and the Bricktown Rotary association have partnered together with The Salvation Army to host an annual Fan Drive. Inciting the public with Chef Rinehart’s famous ‘cookies’, each person who comes to Rococos with a new box fan receives a coupon for the delicious appetizer. During the four hour fundraiser, Scott Hines broadcasts live from the restaurant, encouraging the public to come out and participate in the event.
At the end of the day, 77 fans, along with $111 was collected. These fans and the funds that were received are added to the fans donated by OG+E, Westlake Ace Hardware, and other donors, and are given away to the elderly, families with infants, and the disabled.
For more information on the summer Fan Drive, please contact (405) 246-1060.