“ Everyone loved the Big Ass Fan. It really kept people comfortable. Melissa Ann Im, Manager, Corporate Outreach & Resource, Mercy Relief
Mercy Relief is Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency. Since 2003, it has provided millions in aid to disaster survivors in 25 countries and has implemented over 50 long-term sustainability projects. For the last few years, Mercy Relief has observed World Humanitarian Day with a Ground Zero Run for Humanity. The 10K event challenges participants to experience what it’s like for survivors of a disaster, who often must travel long distances for urgent supplies. Runners carry relief packs weighing 10-15 lbs. (5-7 kilos), which after the race are distributed to families in need.
In parts of the route that don’t feel the sea breeze, the heat can be oppressive. That’s where a fan comes in. If it’s a Big Ass Fan, even better. A mobile Big Ass AirGo fan was rolled in to cool participants and spectators, and it made quite an impact. Positioned at the end of the course, it drew a crowd because of its powerful breeze and impressive appearance. Many took selfies. Mercy Relief volunteers appreciated the smooth delivery by Big Ass staff and the fan’s stability. A team of Big Ass staff participated in the run, too, helping make it an even bigger success.