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Groups in Iowa work to keep residents cool during summer

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With summer heat already ratcheting up in Iowa, organizations in the state are preparing to help keep low-income families cool.

In Des Moines, IMPACT Community Action Partnership and the Des Moines Fire Department are collecting new fans to distribute to low-income families within the city who do not have working fans or air conditioning in their homes.

Donations of new fans or new window air conditioners are accepted at city fire stations during normal business hours.

In Cedar Rapids, the Salvation Army will begin taking phone calls on Tuesday to schedule an appointment to receive a box fan.

Those seeking a fan must not have received one from The Salvation Army in the past and must show an Iowa-issued ID.

There is a limit of one fan per household.

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