To help provide relief to those most vulnerable to severe heat, the American Red Cross and KCP&L have teamed up to distribute 500 electric fans. The fans are available to individuals 65 or older living within the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Eligible people may request a fan by calling the Red Cross at 816.841.5234. The phone is automatically answered 24 hours a day so someone can leave a name, address and phone number. A Red Cross representative will then call to schedule a time for a fan to be delivered. The individual must be home when the fan is delivered.
Fans will be distributed by volunteers from both the Red Cross and KCP&L. Because of funding from KCP&L, there will be no charge to those receiving the fans.