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Fans 4 Oklahomans Update: Donate a fan to help needy families

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UPDATE 6/16/15:  Last week we kicked off our Fans 4 Oklahomans campaign.

We introduced you to Ola Richardson. She recently lost her job and is too broke to afford cool air for her large family.

With the help of the Salvation Army, we got Ola and her kids several new fans.

Right after our story aired, we got a call from a local business owner wanting to bless the family with a large donation.

Tuesday we returned to Ola's house to hand-deliver $1,100 cash.

“Oh my God,” Ola said. “Lord have mercy.”

This single mom says she'll use the cash to pay bills and the mortgage, and to buy a new box mattress for her son.

You can drop off a fan or cash to purchase one at the Salvation Army located at 1001 N. Pennsylvania.

OKLA. CITY -  The In Your Corner team kicks off its annual Fans 4 Oklahomans campaign this week.

They're teaming up with the Salvation Army to raise money and collect fans for needy Oklahomans.

You can drop off a fan or cash to purchase one at the Salvation Army located at 1001 N. Pennsylvania.

Our team recently dropped by Ola Richardson's home.

The single mom is really hurting right now.

She recently lost her job and can't afford cool air for her large family.

“I have all these people depending on me and right now I can't do anything,” she said. “I had to sign up for food stamps. It's rough.”

Ola's kids, many of them adopted, are the center of her whole world.

A new fan won't solve all of their problems, but it will help them, and others, survive the brutal heat.

“We have vets who can't pay their bills [and] the elderly who can't keep their electricity on,” said Jessica Smith, Director of Social Services for the Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma.

The SA surprised the Richardson family with two new boxed fans.

You can help save a life by donating a fan.

Fans will go to the most vulnerable Oklahomans.

“Even a fan can make a huge difference in the longevity of their life and the betterment of their health,” said Smith.

We'll be accepting donations through the summer.

You can drop off a fan or cash to purchase one at the Salvation Army located at 1001 N. Pennsylvania.