The Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department’s Senior Community Services Program in collaboration with WellMed, Grande Communications, KRIS Communications and the Lindale Senior Center Tuesday Night Dance Club will present the 6th Annual ‘Cool Corpus Christi’ fan drive. The citywide fan collection will benefit senior citizens in need of a cooling system to provide relief from the summer heat.

The ‘Cool Corpus Christi’ fan drive will take place July 14 – August 14, 2015. Join us for the kick-off event on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 7 P.M.–7:30 P.M. at the Lindale Senior Center (3135 Swantner St.) at which Meteorologist Dale Nelson will make an appearance at 7:15 P.M.

Fans collected will be delivered to homebound seniors and seniors identified in need at senior centers and through Adult Protective Services. Last year, over 100 fans were collected and distributed to senior citizens within the Corpus Christi area.

Monetary donations may also be contributed towards the 2015 drive to purchase fans. With another prediction of a long hot summer, people are in need of a fan as an alternate means to stay cool.

“No one should be uncomfortable in this South Texas heat, especially our elderly who are susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke,” states Dr. Jose Benamu, WellMed Physician. “By delivering fans, we’re keeping them cool and comfortable, at no expense to them,” continues Dr. Benamu.

Persons interested in contributing to the fan drive are asked to donate 16"-20" box or standing oscillating fans and/or monetary donations to one of the locations listed below:

Grande Communications 6441 Saratoga Blvd., Corpus

Christi, Texas 78414

Lindale Senior Center 3135 Swantner St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

Greenwood Senior Center 4040 Greenwood Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414

Garden Senior Center 5325 Greely Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412

WellMed at Six Points 1661 S. Staples #160, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

WellMed Holly Road Senior Clinic 5402 Holly Rd., Suite #102, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

WellMed Shoreline Senior Clinic 1215 Santa Fe St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

WellMed at Calallen 13725 NW Blvd., Suite 120, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410

WellMed at Esplanade 5826 Esplanade Dr., Suite 303, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414

WellMed at Wooldridge 5846 Wooldridge, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414

WellMed at Memorial 2472 Morgan Ave., Corpus Christi, TX 78405

WellMed at Morgan 2401 Morgan Ave., Corpus Christi, TX 78405

WellMed at S. Medical 5714 Spohn Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78414

WellMed at South Alameda 3262 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi, TX 78404

WellMed at Crosstown 2634 Gollihar, Suite C, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

WellMed at 19th St. 1101 S. 19th St., Corpus Christi, TX 78405

For more information about the wide-variety of programs and services offered by the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department, please visit www.ccparkandrec.com.