MATHEWS, LA (WVUE) - The Lafourche Parish Government is offering fans to elderly and the disabled as a way to beat the summer heat. The fans are being distributed through the Office of Community Action to residents who meet a certain criteria. For example, a single person can't make more than $14,717 in a year, a couple has to make less than $20-thousand dollars a year.
Below is the chart to determine if you qualify.
The fans will be available beginning on Aug. 11 at three outreach sites in Thibodaux, Mathews and Galliano.
"Our goal is and always is to help assist those in need of help," she said. "With the heat we've been experiencing lately, it only makes sense to provide fans to some of the older citizens in our parish."
To qualify, Lafourche residents must provide the following information to qualify for the program:
§ Proof of income (4 check stubs)
§ Social Security Cards
§ Proper Identification for head of household
§ All household expenses
§ Food stamp print out sheet updated in the last 30 days
§ Must be a resident of Lafourche Parish
The fans will be made available on first come, first served basis on the days and locations listed below:
Galliano Outreach Office, 16241 E. Main St. Suite 13B, Cut Off, 985-632-3989; Tuesday, Aug. 11, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Thibodaux Outreach Office (Lafourche Parish Health Unit), 2535 Veterans Blvd., Thibodaux, 985-446-6731; Wednesday, Aug. 12, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Mathews Site Office, 4876 Hwy 1, Mathews, 985-537-7603; Thursday, August 13, 9-11a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
The Resident Cooling Program is funded through a Federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), and to qualify for this program, families must be Lafourche Parish residents, and meet income guidelines.
Additionally, Roberson said a small number of portable 6,000 BTU air-conditioner units are available for residents currently on oxygen tanks.
For more information, call your local Community Action Office or visit lafourchegov.org.