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FANS FOR LIFE DRIVE: Helping Our Neighbors During This Heat Wave

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As temperatures start to rise over the weekend, 18 News is teaming up with The Salvation Army, and Chemung County to help our neighbors stay cool during this heat wave. To do just that, we’re kicking off a “FANS FOR LIFE DRIVE,” Friday morning – and we need YOUR help! 

We are looking for new or gently used fans to provide to neighbors in our community who are unable to buy one for themselves. Our goal is to make sure our neighbors in need are cool and safe during this upcoming heat wave. 

You can drop your donated fan off at the following locations:

Chemung County Department of Social Services
425 Pennsylvania  Ave.
Elmira NY
(607) 737-5302

Donations 11 am to 5 pm
Distribution 12 pm to 5 pm

Donations 9 am to 12 pm
Distribution 9 am to 12 pm


Chemung Canal Trust Company

  • 149 West Market Street, Corning, NY
  • 602 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY
  • 628 West Church Street, Elmira, NY
  • 110 West McCann’s Boulevard, Elmira Heights, NY

Donations 10 am to 4:30 pm

Donations 10 am to 12 pm


The Salvation Army
414 Lake Street
Elmira NY 14901
(607) 732-0314

Donations 9 am to 8 pm
Distribution 2 pm to 8 pm

Donations 9 am to 8 pm
Distribution 10 am to 3 pm

Donations and Distribution 10:00 am to 3 pm


YWCA Elmira
211 Lake Street

Elmira, NY

(607) 733-5575

Donations 11 am to 6 pm


Gold, Silver and Diamond Store
Mr. Don Blide
2360 Corning Road
Elmira Heights NY 14903
(607) 733-8049

Donations:  10 am to 5:30 pm


The Salvation Army
32 Denison Parkway East
Corning NY 14830
(607) 962-4681

Donations and Distribution 9 am to 11: 45 am Friday Only


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