Senior citizens who are unable to cool their homes during extreme heat conditions may qualify for Wake County’s Cool for Wake program. Cool for Wake will provide free fans to qualified individuals through Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Cool for Wake also accepts donations of new window unit air conditioners as well as monetary contributions.
“We encourage community members to support Cool for Wake by donating new or good-condition fans, or making monetary contributions to help Wake County residents in need,” said Denise Kissel, Cool for Wake program coordinator. “A donation to Cool for Wake can have a positive impact for an individual whose health can deteriorate quickly during times of high heat and humidity.”
New window unit air conditioners and monetary donations should be directed to the Community Resources office on the first floor of the Wake County Human Services Swinburne Building, 220 Swinburne St., Raleigh. Monetary donations are tax deductible.
Cool for Wake began in 1991 as a complement to Wake County’s Warmth for Wake program, which provides energy assistance to qualified individuals during winter months. In a typical summer, the program assists approximately 300 to 500 Wake County households. For more information on how to qualify for, or to donate to Cool for Wake, call 919-212-7083, or email email@example.com.