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Baltimore set to distribute thousands of fans, air conditioners to older city residents

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced on Tuesday that a new program will distribute thousands of fans and air conditioners to older adults across the city.

The fans and air conditioners are to help residents in their homes on “extreme heat” days, the news release said.

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Those who are 55 years or older can call the Maryland Access Point at 410-396-CARE to see whether they qualify. Individuals without a car can apply for delivery. The Department of Housing and Community Development is installing air conditioning units for qualified residents. The city said it expects to provide 25,000 fans and 1,200 air conditioning units.

The release said the program is a partnership between the Baltimore City Health Department, Department of Housing and Community Development, Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, Recreation and Parks, and Civic Works.

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Curbside pickup for fans will take place on the following dates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following sites:

  • 7/14 - Curtis Bay Recreation Center, 1630 Filbert St., 21226
  • 7/16 - James E. Gross, 4600 Lanier Ave., 21216
  • 7/21 - Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging, 4501 Reisterstown Road, 21215
  • 7/23 - Rowing Club, 3301 Waterview Ave., 21230 (Cherry Hill Senior Center)
  • 7/28 - Collington Square, 1409 Collington Ave., 21213
  • 7/30 - Coldstream, 1401 Fillmore St., 21218
  • 8/4 - Civic Works, Inc, 3501 Brehms Lane, 21213
  • 8/6 - Civic Works, Inc, 3501 Brehms Lane, 21213

Fans can also be picked up by appointment every Wednesday at Civic Works from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All residents should bring an ID for proof of age and residence, and also make room in the trunk of the car for contactless curbside pickup.

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