Donations needed for local heat relief program that helps seniors and persons with disabiliti­es

As temperatures rise this summer, the Council on Aging of Buncombe County wants to help local seniors and persons with disabilities stay cool. However, of the 152 fans and eight air conditioning units the local nonprofit purchased this year, 50 fans and all of the air conditioning units have been given out as of today, June 17. (Photo courtesy of Council of Aging of Buncombe County)