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Box fans and air conditioner donations accepted at Des Moines and Urbandale fire stations.

photo: IMPACT CEO Anne Bacon and Polk County Sheriff Schneider

DES MOINES, Iowa — IMPACT Community Action Partnership and the Des Moines Fire Department and Urbandale Fire Department have partnered to collect fans for families in our community.

The community is invited to donate a new fan and/or air conditioner (in its unopened box), by dropping off at any City of Des Moines fire station (listed below) or the Urbandale Fire Station during normal business hours. Donations will then be taken to IMPACT’s offices for distribution.


  • Station 1—1330 Mulberry St

  • Station 2—1727 E Walnut St

  • Station 3—2458 Easton Blvd

  • Station 4—917 University Ave

  • Station 5—711 42nd St

  • Station 6—1919 SE 6th St

  • Station 7—3500 E 12th St

  • Station 8—1249 McKinley Ave

  • Station 9—4800 Douglas Ave

  • Station 10—5900 E Indianola Ave

  • Station 11—4150 E 42nd St


  • 3927 121st St, Urbandale

Households in need of fans or other emergency assistance may contact IMPACT at 515-518-4770 or Please visit for more information on available assistance.


IMPACT Community Action Partnership’s mission is reducing the barriers and burdens that families in poverty experience by increasing access to essential needs. IMPACT serves over 55,000 individuals annually in five Central Iowa counties: Boone, Jasper, Marion, Polk and Warren. IMPACT collaborates with more than 483 community partners to deliver the following essential services: housing assistance, energy assistance, food and hygiene products assistance, and local community-based assistance including disaster assistance. IMPACT is one of 1,000 nationwide and 16 statewide community action agencies.

For Release – July 21, 2023

For more information, contact: Terri Mork Speirs, Chief Development Officer 515-348-4247

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