With recent soaring temperatures in the 90’s, there is some relief for senior citizens and those receiving disability in Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is helping senior adults (those age 60 and older) and those receiving disability income (ages 18-59) to stay cool this summer by offering free box fans.
To get a free fan, those individuals can call the location nearest to you or pre-register at parkandrec.com for a date and time to pick up a fan. No walk-ups are allowed.
To receive fan, individuals must show a valid driver’s license or state ID providing proof of age and a current Mecklenburg County address. There is limit one fan per person, while supplies last.
There are several locations to pick up box fans:
Albemarle Road Recreation Center
5027 Idlewild Road North, Mint Hill, NC 28227
Betta Rae Thomas Center
2921 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte NC 28208
Mallard Creek Recreation Center
2530 Johnston-Oehler Road, Charlotte NC 28269
Methodist Home Recreation Center
3200 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte NC 28215
Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma Street, Charlotte NC 28208
Tyvola Senior Center
2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
For questions, contact Recreation Coordinator Trena Palmer at 980-314-1049 or Trena.Palmer@MecklenburgCountyNC gov.