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The generosity of an anonymous donor is helping people in Clarksville.
Middle Tennessee continues to deal with record breaking temperatures.
It's times like these that something simple, something many of us take for granted, can become a life saver.
"These are some of the fans that we've received," says Ginna Holleman, Executive Director of the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region.
At Clarksville's United Way, there are boxes and boxes of fans.
Most of them were donated by an anonymous man, who arrived with a truckload full.
"He simply wanted others to receive the benefit of his gift," says Holleman.
The United Way was running low on fans.
When word got out, people stepped forward. Six cases of water were also an anonymous gift.
"That's what so inspiring about Clarksvillians. Clarksvillians care, they give, they live united, and demonstrate that message each and every day," says Holleman.
Two of the fans have already been claimed by Michelle Poole.
"I just think they're a great help to the community. When there's any need, really," says Michelle Poole.
Poole and her family are suffering through the heat, and they're grateful for the generous donor.
"That's very caring, and I would hope to be in their place one day to be able to do the same," says Poole.
The United Way is now working with other groups and businesses to offer assistance.
The Main Stay Suites and Candlewood Suites hotels are also helping Clarksville residents. They're offering a reduced rate, less than half the usual charge, for people who need to beat the heat.
The United Way is ready to help, thanks to caring people we'll never know.
The United Way of Clarksville welcomes any assistance from the public.
It still needs fans, and air conditioners.
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Friday, July 6 2012, 08:12 PM CDT
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