Free box fans to be distributed at Salvation Army thrift store Wednesday

The Salvation Army of Lyon County is partnering with Westar Energy Wednesday to help people in need beat the heat this summer.

Box fans will be given out through Westar’s in-motion trailer which will be parked at the Salvation Army thrift store in Emporia. Yvonne Etzel, Westar spokesperson explains who is eligible to receive those fans.


This year more than 4,600 fans have been given away in the Westar service area, which has quadrupled what they gave out last year. In addition Captain Deb Thompson with the Salvation Army says many other events are coming up this summer.


For more information on these events or for Wednesday’s fan giveaway, call 620-342-3093.