The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office began its summer fan drive for senior citizens Thursday.

Those who wish to donate fans or window unit air conditioners may take them to the JCSO’s Uniformed Patrol Division, 109 S. Main St., between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Your support of our Summer Fan Drive will do more than give someone relief from the heat. For our seniors, it could save their lives,” Major Lafayette Woods Jr. said in a news release.

Last year through the “It’s Cool to Give” Campaign, the sheriff’s office delivered nearly 70 fans to seniors in Jefferson County.

“With the scorching heat of summer still much a concern to many of us, it is an even greater concern for our seniors since they are the most vulnerable when it comes to excessive heat exposure,” Woods said.

Several residents and organizations donated fans in support of the campaign last year. The fan drive began in 2015.

“This year we are accepting fan donations to be distributed to those in the Jefferson County suffering from the summer heat without air conditioning.” he said.

“If you are a senior (age 60 plus) in need of fan or know someone who is a senior in need, please contact our Uniformed Patrol Division at 870-541-5376 and a deputy will personally deliver a fan to you,” Woods said.