The Salvation Army is often the recipient of many unexpected surprises, and on July 2nd, Lt. Israel Roseno, corps officer in Lawton, Oklahoma, got a phone call that truly was a ‘breath of fresh air’. On the other end of the phone was Car-Mart, who told Lt. Roseno that they had recently held a box fan drive and that The Salvation Army was chosen as the beneficiary of the donations.
Excited and grateful for their generous donation, Lt. Roseno got into a truck and headed down to the Car-Mart dealership to pick up the box fans. When he arrived, over 25 box fans were outside waiting to be loaded into the vehicle.
“This donation will allow us to extend our fan services for those dealing with high temperatures in their homes,” Lt. Roseno remarked on the acceptance of the fans. “Thank you Car-Mart for being a shield against the heat!”
The box fans will be distributed throughout the upcoming summer months, when people in Oklahoma are finding themselves in dire need of a cool air source, but cannot afford to pay the high price of running an air conditioner. For more information about how the fans will be distributed, please contact The Salvation Army of Lawton at (580) 355-1802.