July 19, 2019

The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command is distributing electric fans to those in need. The fans are being distributed in both Quincy and Hannibal as they are available. The Salvation Army is currently in need of fan donations to continue helping families during this time of extreme heat. Fan distribution will be prioritized for people over the age of 65, those with children under five years of age, and those who are disabled.
Donated fans may be dropped off at either Salvation Army Family Services Center in Quincy or Hannibal, or The Kroc Center in Quincy.
Monetary donations for the purchase of fans are also much needed and may be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 75, Quincy, IL, 62306. Please designate donations as “Fan Program - Hannibal” or “Fan Program - Quincy.” Should there be a need for emergency housing, The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Quincy, IL, can be contacted at (217) 222-8655.
In addition to the fan program, The Kroc Center, 405 Vermont, will be available as a cooling center for those who need to get out of the extreme heat from 9:00am to 6:00pm, seven days a week on days when heat advisories are issued for our area.
Persons applying for fans should bring a photo ID with them to their local Salvation Army Family Services Center. For those with children under five years of age in the household, a Social Security card or medical card is also required. In Quincy, the Family Services Center is located at 501 Broadway. Hannibal residents should apply at the Family Services Center at 200 Steamboat Bend Shopping Center in Hannibal. The hours at both locations are Monday through Thursday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
The Quincy Area Command serves counties in both Illinois and Missouri. In Missouri, The Salvation Army serves Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Shelby, and Monroe. In Illinois, The Salvation Army serves Adams, Brown, and Pike.
For more information about the fan program, please contact Heidi Welty at 217-222-2087.