Due to recent news of how students and teachers are suffering in hot classrooms in Ewa Beach, a lot of generous people in the community have helping them beat the heat.
Over the past few weeks, a fan donation drive organized by State Representative Matthew LoPresti has resulted in 160 fans being delivered to schools as donations from many donors, including companies and individuals.
The ride-share company Uber Hawaii delivered 37 fans Thursday to Campbell High School. General manager Brian Hughes said it was “simple, open our app, and instead of hitting the button to request a ride, you’d instead hit for someone to come pick up a fan, so with just the tap of a button, people were able to give back to the community and Uber was just proud to be apart of that.”
“This is just the beginning,” LoPresti said. “We still have hundreds more classrooms that need help. We ask anybody out there to donate fans.”
Fans were also dropped off at Ewa Beach Elementary School.
Donations have come from City Mill, Extermco, Kulama Malama nursing home, and former UH athletics director Ben Jay.
The Department of Education said it could cost nearly $2 billion to install air conditioning at all public schools.