Meals on Wheels cools down clients

Meals on Wheels cools down clients

SPOKANE, Wash. - Meals on Wheels is handing out fans to help the elderly keep cool during the heat of summer.

Every Wednesday, Debbie Milligan loads up her car and delivers meals to the elderly. Debbie, who just relocated back to Spokane last year, got involved with Meals on Wheels while living in Albuquerque with her husband. During her time in New Mexico, she never had the opportunity to hand out fans.

"This is great," said Milligan. "Oftentimes we'll have donations of pet food we'll deliver to the clients - but I think the fans are awesome. I know a lot of the clients I deliver to don't have air conditioning so I bet they can really appreciate it."

While it might be Debbie's first time dishing out fans - back at headquarters, Executive Director Molly Dalpae told us it's as traditional as Tuesday's fireworks.

"As soon as the weatherman tells us that it stopped raining and the sun is coming we start contacting our seniors one by one and asking 'do you need a fan?" and 'how are you handling the heat?'" said Dalpae.

All of the Meals on Wheels fans have come via donations from the public. If you would like to make a donation this summer, fans are accepted during business hours at 1222 W. 2nd Street.