Salvation Army offers heat relief to needy

A fan drive is making sure Hub City residents are keeping cool during the Pine Belt's long hot summer.

The Salvation Army in Hattiesburg begins the fan drive Memorial Day weekend and it lasts until September. Those who qualify for a fan can fill out some paper work and pick one up at the Salvation Army's Hattiesburg location.

Folks can also donate a fan to the cause. New fans are preferred and people can drop those off at Forrest General Hospital or the Salvation Army.

Last year the Salvation Army distributed about 50 fans to Pine Belt residents.