The Salvation Army is delivering free fans to those in need.

Salvation Army workers are helping to offset the rising temperatures and utility bills that go along with it by distributing free box fans and water to those in need.

The Salvation Army is also accepting donations of new boxed fans and bottled water.

"The Salvation Army's Hamilton County assistance fund for utility bills is now out," says Salvation Army Social Service Director, Sandy Leavell.  "We desperately need more funding in order to continue to meet the high demands."

If you or someone you know is in need of a fan, call 423-756-1023.  

Those in need of a cool drink of water may visit the Red Cross hydration station located at 800 McCallie Avenue. It will be open from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.  

Monetary gifts may also be dropped by or mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue and are accepted online at or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army.