Atlanta, June 11, 2004 - SCANA Energy, Mayor Shirley Franklin and the Atlanta Fire Department are teaming up for the third straight year to make sure Atlanta’s elderly have a safe and cool summer.
Georgia's hot summer days and nights can be brutal on the elderly and even life-threatening. That is why SCANA Energy is donating 1,000 fans to Mayor Franklin and the Atlanta Fire Department to distribute to low-income elderly residents who do not have air conditioning in their homes.
Join organizers Saturday, June 19, at 11:30 a.m. at a press conference to kick off the "Help Atlanta’s Elderly Stay Cool Campaign" Fan Give-away at Fire Station #4. The station is located at 309 Edgewood Avenue, at the corner of Edgewood and Fort Street.
"SCANA Energy is delighted to partner for the third year with Mayor Shirley Franklin and the Atlanta Fire Department in making sure that the elderly stay cool this summer," said George Devlin, vice president and general manager of SCANA Energy. "Seniors have consistently said they need and appreciate our help, and we are happy to bring relief from the summer heat to some of Atlanta’s most vulnerable citizens."
SCANA Energy is also working with regional community action agencies throughout the state to ensure that Georgia’s seniors stay cool this summer.
Said Fire Chief Dennis L. Rubin, "We want to thank SCANA Energy for helping us help our neighbors. Elderly residents have worked hard to raise their families and build our communities. We should do all we can to ensure their comfort and safety."
To acquire a fan, the person in need or a representative for the person in need must call the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services at 404-330-6023. Representatives will direct callers to the appropriate Fire Station for pick-up.
For more information contact Angela Morgan with the Mayor's Office of Constituent Services at 404-330-6023 or Jolene Butts Freeman, AFD Public Information Officer at 404-853-7004.
SCANA Energy serves more than 450,000 customers as Georgia's second-largest marketer of natural gas. SCANA Energy Regulated Division also serves as the state’s only regulated provider of natural gas.