FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Major Lafayette Woods, Jr.
Operation Commander/Public Information Officer
JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO BEGIN FAN DRIVE: Jefferson County, Arkansas – August 1, 2015- "With the scorching heat of Summer still much a concern to many of us, it is an even greater concern for our seniors since they are the most vulnerable when it comes to excessive heat exposure."
Last year citizens donated nearly 100 fans, which were distributed by deputies to seniors in Jefferson County. This year we are accepting fan donations and window unit air conditioners to be distributed to those in the Jefferson County suffering from the summer heat without air conditioning. Those who wish to donate may drop off fans of any size and window unit air conditioners to the JCSO’s Uniformed Patrol Division, located at 109 S. Main Street in Pine Bluff, AR. The fans and AC units may be dropped off Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
"We as public service men and women have a sense of responsibility to educate our seniors and caregivers on things that affect their health and ultimately their life's. That's why each year our office not only provide tips to help our seniors beat the heat but we also conduct annual fan drives for our elderly residents of Jefferson County."
For Summer safety tips on how to "Beat the Heat", please visit the Crime Tips and Prevention tab on our website or simply follow the link below:
Anyone who has questions, needs a fan, or would like to donate, please contact our Uniformed Patrol Division at (870) 541-5376.