The Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging is hosting its Second Annual Fan Drive in memory of Vinie Reed, a 20-year case manager with the AAA.  

During her service time at the AAA, Vinie was instrumental in obtaining fan donations for seniors in need during the hot summer months.  To continue her efforts in serving the seniors in our communities, AAA is requesting fan donations.

The fans are provided to seniors over 60 years of age in the Ark-Tex region. Within the past two months, the AAA has distributed more than 60 fans to very appreciative seniors struggling to keep cool this summer.

The heat index is rising into the triple digits, and the need for fans is rising as well. The AAA’s current supply of fans is dwindling quickly. Once the supply depletes, a waiting list will be created in hopes that more fans will be donated to meet the needs of seniors.

Please check on seniors in your communities throughout the summer to ensure they are cool and hydrated, and please consider donating a fan or making a monetary donation for the purchase of fans. Your donation will be greatly appreciated.

Please make donations to:

Ark-Tex Council of Governments

Area Agency on Aging

4808 Elizabeth Street

Texarkana, Texas 75503