Someone should have nominated the creator of air conditioning as the Texan Of The Century. Can you just imagine our fore-mothers and -fathers building the foundation of today’s North Texas in the heat of summer wearing corsets, long dresses, high-neck collars and such with the only respite being an open window with a breeze blowing through occasionally?
On Wednesday, North Texas hit a blistering 102° temperature. While some folks may not have realized it because of being out of town or chilling in state-of-the-art air-conditioning, there were others whose homes were like convection ovens. They even close their windows out of fear of unwanted interlopers, resulting in a pressure cooker condition.
That’s the good news.
So, what is the not-so-good news? They’ve already given out 160 fans and only have 10 left to distribute with the worst part of the summer heat still ahead.
In 2021, they distributed 400 fans and, last year, 200.
But there’s still good news. If you want to help, there are three ways to do so:
- If you’re out and about with a new fan or fans on “Fan Fridays” in July, head over to VNA Haggerty Kitchen between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to drop it/them off.
- If you don’t want to schlep to Home Depot or Loews to buy a fan, all you need to do is donate to the VNA’s Summer Fan Drive program. $20 will provide a fan.
- And, of course, there’s always the Amazon Wish List that will seamlessly have your purchase delivered to VNA.
BTW, for clients who are in greater need, the VNA “refers clients needing AC units to The Senior Source and other Dallas County and City resources.”
* Graphic provided by VNA