KCP&L donates fans

Shown from left are Sen. Dan Hegeman, Gary Apel and Mike Combs, with KCP&L, Cathy Rybolt, with Community Services Inc. and Royal Turner with KCP&L. The KCP&L employees helped deliver fans to Community Services Inc. last week to keep area residents cool during high temperature weather.

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Kansas City Power & Light has partnered with local service agencies throughout its service region to distribute fans to those in need during the hot weather season.

Locally the company delivered fans to Community Services Inc. in Maryville for area residents to pick up based on need.

“As a utility we want to keep people safe and cool,” said Sen. Dan Hegeman, KCP&L North District community affairs manager. “Along with the fans there are some easy tips customers can follow to lower their bills and escape the heat.”

Some tips to beat the heat

  • Seek a cool public place, such as a library if you don't have air conditioning or fans.
  • Use ceiling and portable fans to circulate air.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, natural fiber clothing.
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in enclosed vehicles. It only takes a few minutes for a closed vehicle to reach temperature in excess of 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more tips about how to stay cool and save energy during heat waves, visit www.kcpl.com/beattheheat or call the Customer Care Center at 888-471-5275.

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