With temperatures expected to hit triple digits this week and into the coming weeks, Chief Terrence Green would like to remind the Town of Lexington community that the Lexington Police Department offers free box-style fans for those who need a way to cool down during the hot South Carolina summer months.

‘Operation: Cool Down’ has been ongoing for over thirteen years now and this program is able to continue largely from the generosity of Town of Lexington businesses and individuals with donations of box fans.  Though this program was created to assist Town of Lexington residents in need, when possible, box fans have been given to those in the greater Midlands area as well.

In-kind donation forms are available for box fan donations made to ‘Operation: Cool Down’ through the Lexington Police Department Foundation.  The in-kind donation form includes a tax identification number for tax deduction purposes.

‘Operation: Cool Down’ typically assists over 150 individuals or families each year and donations are always needed to continue this worthy community-focused program.

In need of a box fan?  Please come to the Lexington Police Department located at 111 Maiden Lane in Lexington for assistance during weekday business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

If a Town of Lexington resident has transportation issues, a Community Action Team (C.A.T.) officer may be able to bring a box fan to them at their residence. 

An acceptance and release of liability form are completed for all box fans that are given away.

Please contact Sergeant Cameron Mortenson of the Community Action Team with questions at 803-358-1504.