Community Action Council’s Summer Cooling Program Underway

The Community Action Council has begun its annual assistance for low-income families, trying to keep everyone cool and safe during the summer.

Thanks to extra donations this year, the eligibility requirements have been lowered to qualify for help.

In previous years, families have also needed to show proof from a doctor they needed the assistance for medical reasons, which is not the case this year.

Catrena Bowman with the Community Action Council said, "We don’t want to see our elderly community members suffering and in a situation where they’ll have to either go to the hospital or they’ll have to get some other type of care."

In just the first week of the program this year, the center has given away more than 100 window units, more than double what they gave the entire last summer.

Bowman continued, "We’re trying to keep people in their homes and keep them cool."

If you think you may qualify for help, you can visit one of the Community Action Council’s neighborhood centers in Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas Counties with your proof of income.

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