This summer DVCC is running a fan drive that focuses on the elderly and disabled in Del Valle. If you or someone you know needs extra cooling off this summer fill out our form below for a free box fan!
Texas heat is NO JOKE!
As the temperatures rise in Texas, many community members in Del Valle find themselves without access to adequate cooling systems, putting their health and well-being at risk.
The Summer Fan Drive aims to address this issue by collecting and distributing fans to those who are most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.
By donating fans, contributing funds, or helping us distribute, you can help provide relief to individuals, more specifically the elderly, and disabled, who may not have the means to cool their homes during the scorching summer months.
Are you in need of a fan?
Everyone who may be in need of a fan this summer may fill out our form below, HOWEVER our main focus will be on the elderly and disable in our community.
Please fill out the form for any of your elderly/disabled relatives that may be in need this summer.
Any left over funds or fans will be made available to anyone else in need at a later date.
Tips for staying cool this summer!
Keep away from soda and alcohol
These types of drinks worsen dehydration in your body. Soft drinks can exacerbate dehydration and increase the potential of getting kidney injury. Alcoholic drinks should also be avoided since they can increase urine output, boosting the risk of dehydration.
Find a cooling center in your area.
Travis County Office of Emergency Management has announced for Juneteenth certain Parks & Rec and Library Facilities will be open Monday, June 19, 2023 from 12- 8 p.m. for Cooling Center operations:
Drink an adequate amount of water
You will sweat more in hot weather as a mechanism to cool your body off. So, it is essential to refuel the fluids you lost inside your body with drinking water. It is much better to bring a water bottle to avoid dehydration as you go outside for any activities.
If you can, stay inside through the hottest time of the day
If there is no necessary outdoor activity or event, limiting the time of sunlight exposure and staying inside the building during the hottest part of the day is safer. Being physically active outdoors during extreme heat can lead to heat exhaustion.