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Be aware of heat risks this summer

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The elderly, in particular, are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and exhaustion.

Area agencies regularly hold fan drives to help address this need. We encourage community members to contribute to these drives and to organizations that help in this area.

Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish (H.E.L.P.) is accepting applications now for distribution of fans, with first priority given to people without central air or with insufficient cooling devices.

Such an effort is to be commended and supported.

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