Project Fan provides free fans for residents over 60 years old who need help dealing with the hot temperatures.
Many senior citizens are on a fixed income and cannot afford air conditioning. For some, the recent heat wave has been tough to handle.
"I think it's wonderful. It's a great help to me because I had an old one that gave out. So this is just what I needed," says recipient Addie Whitted.
There are more than 20,000 senior citizens in Durham County.
Right now, the program has about 200 fans. Workers expect most of them will be gone by the end of July.
If you or someone you know needs help staying cool this summer, contact your county's social services department.
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