Family Eldercare’s Summer Fan Drive

It’s time for Family Eldercare’s annual Summer Fan Drive. The first Fan Drive was held in 1986, started by employees of the Southern Union Gas, who formed the Austin Fan Club. Family Eldercare adopted the initiative in 1990 and, through the support of the community, has turned it into an iconic Austin event.

The annual Summer Fan Drive assists in preventing heat stroke, other heat-related afflictions and death among frail, low-income elders living without fans or air-conditioners in their homes.

Distribution has grown from 50 fans to frail elders in Austin in 1990, to an annual average distribution of 6,000 fans to low-income older adults, people with disabilities and families with children in 11-12 Central Texas counties.

Family Eldercare carries out the Summer Fan Drive in collaboration with local media, businesses/corporations, and other social service providers, along with partnerships with 45 community distribution sites and teams of volunteers. 

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