“Operation: Cool Down” provides a fan to beat the heat

June 17, 2024

With temperatures staying steady over 90 degrees for the foreseeable future, Chief Terrence Green would like to remind the Town of Lexington community that the Lexington Police Department offers free box-style fans for those who need a way to cool down during the hot South Carolina summer months.

“Operation: Cool Down” is an ongoing community-focused program that is mainly supported by the generosity of Town of Lexington businesses, churches, civic groups, and individuals who donate new box fans.

Though this program was created to assist Town of Lexington residents in need, when possible, box fans have been given to those in the greater Midlands area too. If you live outside of the Town of Lexington, it is recommended that you first contact your local police department or sheriff’s department to see if they have a similar program.

Box fan donations made to the Operation: Cool Down program through the Lexington Police Department Foundation can be made using in-kind donation forms, which include a tax identification number for tax deduction purposes.

The Operation: Cool Down program assists over 250 individuals or families each year and donations are always needed to continue this program.

Are you in need of a box fan? Please come to the Lexington Police Department located at 111 Maiden Lane in Lexington for assistance during weekday business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If a Town of Lexington resident has transportation issues, a Community Action Team (C.A.T.) officer may be able to bring a box fan to them at their residence.

For all box fans given away, an acceptance and release of liability form must be completed.

Please contact Sergeant Cameron Mortenson of the Community Action Team with questions at 803-358-1504 or [email protected].