Fan donation heats up to give some Summer relief

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Summer heat can be a threat to anyone, especially the elderly, and those without air conditioning or with adequate medical conditions. To help those in need beat the inevitable heat of a Southwest Georgia Summer, the accounting firm of Burke, Worsham & Harrell, LLC (BW&H) has partnered with The Salvation Army Service Center in Bainbridge to provide fans for citizens in need Seminole and Decatur counties, as well as residents in need in the center’s entire Southwest Georgia service area.

From now until Friday, May 21, Burke, Worsham & Harrell’s locations in Donalsonville and Bainbridge will host fan drives by asking customers and residents to donate a new electric box or table fan, or make a monetary donation to go toward new fan purchases.

Fans can be dropped of during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at BW&H’s offices located at 230 Cherry Street in Donalsonville, and 600 West Shotwell in Bainbridge. Fans and donations can also be dropped off at The Salvation Army Service Center located at 600 South Scott Street in Bainbridge.

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“The fan drive is an important way for us to give back to the communities where we do business. All of the money donated, and fans collected, will be given to The Salvation Army for distribution to our neighbors in need right here at home,” commented Marjorie Mayfield, Burke, Worsham & Harrell Chief Operating Officer.

“Our partnership with Burke, Worsham and Harrell, LLC this season will empower The Salvation Army to give that most important relief of cool air on a hot day,” said Merreann McDonald, The Salvation Army Bainbridge Service Center Director. “We’re grateful for BW&H’s commitment to meeting human needs during the upcoming sweltering summer months.”

For additional information on how to participate in the fan drive, contact McDonald at 229-243-7250 or visit