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Thomas Co. Red Cross gets a "cool" donation


By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) –The Thomas County Red Cross received a "cool" donation from Thomasville's Federal Emergency Management Agency.

They got 45 fans worth a thousand dollars to be used in hurricane shelters.

Some of the fans are new while others are used.

Red Cross officials say the donation frees up money they can use in other areas. They assure the community that the electric fans can be used even during power outages.

"Somebody gave me a little bit of a quarrel about that," says Eddie Caviness, the Thomas County Red Cross Program Coordinator. "Well how are you going to use fans without electricity in an emergency or disaster? Well, of course all of our disaster trailers are equipped with generators."

Red Cross officials say they gladly welcome monetary and equipment donations.

They're also currently looking for disaster response volunteers in the community.

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