Officials in Gloucester County are making sure seniors in the community are able to stay cool this summer.
On Wednesday, June 13th, the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county's Department of Health and Human Services began distributing free box fans to eligible low-income seniors for their annual Keep Cool event.
With things beginning to heat up outside, officials say they want to make sure seniors in the area have what they need to stay cool and comfortable all summer long.
"Our seniors are really important to us so anytime that we can connect with services that helps them especially you know, we don't want folks to overheat, we want folks to have access to fans to keep them cool so it's a great thing that we are doing here," said Gloucester County Freeholder Jim Jefferson.
For more information, or to find out if you are eligible, you can call the Gloucester County Department of Health's Division of Senior Services at 856-384-6900.