Salvation Army of Bloomington begins annual fan drive

Fans will be available to McLean County seniors (60+) and those with a documented medical need on June 29 and July 1. (Facebook/Salvation Army Bloomington)


By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – The Salvation Army of Bloomington is starting its annual fan drive for those in need, but this year’s event will be focused on monetary donations.

“For health and safety reasons, our fan drive will be focused on monetary donations this year,” said development director Angie Bubon. “Monetary donations will allow us to purchase new fans, which we are purchasing at a discounted price thanks to Lowe’s in Bloomington. To limit person-to-person contact, we will not be accepting donations of fans this year.”

Donations can be mailed to Salvation Army, 611 W Washington, Bloomington, IL 61701. Write “Fans” in the memo line. Donations can also be made online by visiting and clicking the Annual Fan Drive image at the top of the page.

Fans will be available to those who did not receive one last year. McLean County seniors (60+) and those with a documented medical need can pick up a fan on June 29 and July 1. Open distribution to anyone in need will be July 6 and July 8. Distribution will be a drive-thru/walk-up at 611 W. Washington Street in front of the Safe Harbor Shelter.

Those wishing to receive a fan will need to bring a photo ID and a piece of mail.

For more information people can call 309-829-9476.

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