A box fan won’t solve all of Marianna Hubbard’s problems, but it will stop the bleeding, she hopes.
Every month, Helping Hands director Nancy Guerry sees anywhere from 50 to 200 individuals seeking one-time financial or food assistance come through her doors.
Billie Crowell has lived in her home on Nashville Ferry Road for 30 years. For most of that time, she had to make do with a single window-unit air-conditioner, which meant many uncomfortable Mississippi summers.
July’s brutal heat indices have intensified focus on the annual summer fan drive organized by Helping Hands and United Way of Lowndes County.
Lifelong Columbus resident Mary Mullins says she doesn’t need much — but some way to keep cool during the sweltering Mississippi summer heat is something she can’t do without.
In response to oppressive temperatures, United Way of Lowndes County and Helping Hands are teaming up for a seventh annual summer fan drive.
Helping Hands in Starkville is collecting box fans to distribute to those in need of some cool air this summer.
Charitable giving is still lagging in Lowndes County following the recession, but United Way expects it to pick up again next year.
A troubling phone call woke Billy Crossley in the middle of the night 30 or so years ago. The passage of time has not blurred his memory of it.
Temperatures are on the rise in Northeast Mississippi. Most people simply adjust the thermostat, but others don’t have that luxury.