LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-You can help a neighbor keep cool this summer. Today kicks off the seventh year of United Way of Lowndes County and “Helping Hands” annual fan drive. Fans collected are distributed to those who do not have cooling systems in their homes. You can help by donating a new in the box fan to the United Way or Helping Hands agencies located at 223 22nd Street north in Columbus. The drive will last through July. Since the program started in 2006, the groups has donated more than 600 fans.