The summer heat is a serious health concern for many of our senior citizens, especially those taking certain medications. Our Fan-Heat Relief Program is a way for senior citizens to have some form of cooling in their residences during the summer months.
In North Carolina, the Fan-Heat Relief Program is administered by the N.C. Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging. The Duke Energy Foundation contributes $40,000 annually. The funds are designated for the purchase of fans for senior citizens.
In South Carolina, the State of South Carolina Office of the Governor administers the Fan-Heat Relief Program. The Duke Energy Foundation provides $20,000 annually. The funds are designated for the purchase of fans for senior citizens.
This is an annual program in both states, with the money being distributed to counties within the Duke Energy service area. The amount allocated to each county is based on the number of residential customers within the county. The Duke Energy Foundation provides the funds to the states in April, and the money is distributed to local agencies in May and June.