Sean Garvin – Entercom Atlanta – NEWS & TALK 1380 WAOK AM

Summer is a time for plenty of outdoor activities and fun-filled events. However, this season can bring heat-related illnesses to people 65 years of age or older. Senior citizens need special care to avoid heat stress that can cause various symptoms, including paleness, muscle cramps, fainting, disorientation, nausea, and vomiting to name a few. Living alone as a senior citizen is also a health risk during hot weather conditions.

Between now and July 8th, you have an opportunity to help senior citizens receive their own personal fan in the Cooling Drive 2018 event. Please join Apostle Darryl Winston and the Greaterworks Ministries as they partner up with various organizations and members in the community to donate fans to 1,000 seniors living without air conditioning or fans inside their homes.

There are a couple of ways you can donate a fan to a senior citizen during the fan drive. Participants can drop off a fan at John Wesley Dobbs Elementary School this Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff will be available to take up any used or unused fans to give to a senior citizen. The drop off location address is 2025 Jonesboro Rd., S.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30315.

You can also help donate online by downloading the mobile app Givelify and follow the instructions below:

  • Click on Personal Giving
  • Create an account or log in via Facebook
  • Search “Greater Works Ministries”

For more information, call Greater Works Ministries at 404.919.7812 or send an email to You can also learn more about their organization by going to

The Cooling Drive 2018 is taking your donations now until Sunday, July 8th. Please help our senior citizens stay cool this summer by donating a fan today.