July 2015

Summer is in full swing and we are certainly in a heat wave! The Lexington Police Department works hard to ensure our communities most vulnerable are staying cool this season through the Fan Donation Program and Elderly Home Checks. 

First, the Police Department is accepting donations of new fans for our program to assist in continuing to offer the service to those in need. We are asking for box style fans that are new and in original packaging. 

Community Action Team (C.A.T.) members are available to assist citizens who need to pick up or drop off fans Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm at the Lexington Police Department, located at 111 Maiden Lane. 

In addition to the Fan Donation Program, C.A.T. members also check on our senior population through the Elderly Home Checks Program. This critical service allows residents and family members the security of knowing their friends and family are safe and responsive through these 100 degree days. 

The program allows for personal interaction with officers to answer any questions, provide items such as a fan or assist in coordinating services offered through the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission such as Meals on Wheels food delivery or transportation for a doctor's appointment. 

For more information on the Fan Donation Program and Elderly Home Checks, contact the Lexington Police Department at (803) 359-6260. To learn more about the Meals on Wheels or Medical Escort Program, contact LCRAC at (803) 356-5111.