West Columbia offers fans for the needy

west COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The West Columbia Police Department is offering fans to those in need as the temperatures begin to escalate this summer season.

According to Chief Dennis Tyndall, the program has been on going for several years thanks to the generosity of the public.

"Our community has been very responsive to this program for several years. That has allowed our officers to assist the elderly and others who have no way to stay cool during the hot summer months," says Tyndall.

The program is being sponsored by the West Columbia Police Officers Foundation.  The foundation is a non-profit organization that provides assistance for programs of the police department.

Last year the West Columbia Police Department was able to assist approximately 120 citizens with fans and air conditioners from the program.

If anyone would like to make a donation of fans or window air conditioning units, or would like to make a financial donation to the foundation, they may contact Major Jackie Brothers at 939-3182.

For West Columbia residents in need of a fan, contact dispatch at 794-0721 ext. 221 or 222.

Posted by Logan Smith