Roper’s summer fan drive underway for Carson City seniors

Dirk Roper of Roper’s Heating and Air Conditioning has donated nearly 200 fans to Carson City seniors.

Dirk Roper of Roper’s Heating and Air Conditioning has donated nearly 200 fans to Carson City seniors.

Roper’s Heating and Air Conditioning is seeking donations of new, in-the-box fans for Carson City seniors.
Dirk Roper, the owner of Roper’s, said this is his company’s fourth year collecting fans for the Carson City Senior Center. Roper’s has donated nearly 200 new fans to the Senior Center for distribution to local seniors over the past three years.
“Our hottest months are upon us,” Roper said. “For our seniors who may not have air conditioning, a fan can move air around and create a cooling effect. Seniors are extremely sensitive to excessive heat and a fan can make a big difference in their health and welfare this summer.”
Roper said the fans may be dropped by the Roper’s office, 2062 S. Edmonds Drive in Carson City, or picked up by a Roper’s service technician during a service call. Fans may also be dropped off at the Carson City Senior Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 911 Beverly Drive.
Donated fans must be new and in the original box.
"Our seniors love this event, and the community really makes it a success, especially for those who do not have air conditioning or can't afford it,” aid Michael Salogga, business manager for the Carson City Senior Center. “And we are pleased to work with Roper’s again. They were key to last year's success, helping us set a record in fans given to seniors.”
People aged 60 or older are eligible to receive a new fan. For information on how to receive a fan, call the Senior Center at 775-883-0703.

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