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St. Vincent de Paul holds annual fan drive

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Thursday, June 3, 2010
ARCHDIOCESE — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is asking Greater Cincinnati residents to donate a fan, new window air conditioner or provide a monetary donation now through Aug. 13 to help local families in need have proper cooling and ventilation this summer.

St. Vincent de Paul hopes to collect 500 fans and 100 air conditioners this year to distribute to the elderly, sick and families with very young children who live in homes without air conditioning.

Monetary donations will be accepted at all Huntington Bank branch locations throughout Greater Cincinnati from June 14 through Aug. 13.
On June 16 Coney Island will offer a free pool and ride pass in exchange for the donation of a new fan or air conditioner brought to the Sunlite Pool admission gate, or for a minimum cash donation of $15. Monetary donations will be accepted at Coney Island on June 16 only. Anyone donating a new fan at Coney Island between June 14 and Aug. 13 will receive a free all-day rides wristband.

“Cincinnati’s summers can make every day difficult for those without proper ventilation, particularly the elder, ill and very young,” noted Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul.

Fans and air conditioners may also be dropped off now through Aug. 13, 2010 at any of the six St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores in Hamilton County and five thrift stores in Northern Kentucky. Contact St. Vincent de Paul at 513-562-8841, ext. 225, or visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org.

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