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Baton Rouge car club revs up fan drive

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago June 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Sunday, June 30 2013 June 30, 2013 9:21 AM in News
By: Troy Gaulden

BATON ROUGE - A local car club swapped out their Camaros for a fire truck after donating 25 box fans to beat the heat.

The fans are being collected by the St. George Fire Department. From there, the fans will go to the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging where they'll be handed out to elderly in need.

The heat is a serious matter, especially in south Louisiana.

"Baton Rouge heat is brutal, the heat and humidity is brutal and it can go from uncomfortable to life-threatening very, very quickly," says St. George Fire Department spokesman Eldon Ledoux.

The car club felt it was time to do something about the heat by donating fans for a great cause.

"I believe it's going to make a lot, it's going to make a big difference. You know everyone is not as fortunate as the next person to be able to have air conditioning, and I believe just having a fan or having some kind of air will serve a big purpose in the heat," says club president Troy Thompson.

The Camaro club even brought their kids along for the ride to get a tour of a fire station.

"We love to bring them to see that there's more to life than just hanging out in the streets and just doing the wrong thing," says Thompson.

If you would like to donate a fan, you can drop it off at any St. George Fire station. The fire department asks that all monetary donations go straight to the Council on Aging.

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