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Council on Aging offices participate in 20th Annual Cleco Fan Drive to help elderly

Benita Scroggs (left), executive director of the Grant Council on Aging, and Brittany Brumley, fan drive coordinator, display a fan donated by Cleco during the company’s 20th Annual Fan Drive.
Benita Scroggs (left), executive director of the Grant Council on Aging, and Brittany Brumley, fan drive coordinator, display a fan donated by Cleco during the company’s 20th Annual Fan Drive.(Cleco)
Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 9:16 PM CDT
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The following information was released to News Channel 5 by Cleco:

PINEVILLE, La. – Cleco is hosting its 20th Annual Fan Drive, which helps elderly customers stay cool and lower their energy usage during the hot summer months.

Councils on Aging offices within Cleco’s service territory are accepting fans and monetary donations by appointment only June 22 through July 3. The agencies will begin distributing fans to the elderly by appointment only beginning July 6. To request a fan, seniors should contact the agency in their area and make an appointment. To receive a fan, seniors must be a Cleco customer and 60-years of age or older.

In addition to adjusting thermostats, Cleco recommends the following tips to help lower energy usage:

  • Install a programmable thermostat and raise the setting to the highest comfortable temperature.
  • Use heat-generating appliances such as dryers and ovens at night when temperatures are cooler outside.
  • Seal holes and cracks around windows.
  • Keep curtains and blinds closed during the day.

For energy-savings tips or to learn more about Cleco in the community, visit www.cleco.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clecopower.

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