LAURINBURG — A Carver Middle School’s civic club donated 50 fans to the Scotland County Parks and Recreation for “Operation Heat Relief.”
More than two dozen members of Blue Blazers Club raised $300 to purchase fans for seniors needing to keep cool over the summer.
“It was fun to be able to raise money and be able to help people,” said Michael Quick, a Blue Blazers member. “Some people are not as fortunate as I am so it was good to raise money for them.”
The group of students, led by Carver’s football coach, James McLean, complete a community service project each month of the school year, which has included picking up litter, donating food, and giving out ham and turkey for Thanksgiving. Next year, the club plans to adopt Old Wire Road to continue their community service involvement, according to James McLean, Carver Middle School’s football coach.
“The crazy thing is everyone in this day and age was an air conditioner, and these guys didn’t realize there are so many people that don’t have air conditioners or fans and a lot of elderly people try to control there electric bill by not running their AC as much,” McLean said.
The fans were donated to the Scotland County Parks and Recreation for their summer project, “Operation Heat Relief,” which is done in collaboration with the county’s local AAA agency, according to Haley Powell, recreation senior programs director.
“This shows people that you care about them and shows that there are people out there that really care,” said Trey Chavis, who joined the Blue Blazers during his eighth grade year.
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