Monday, July 7, 2014

MLGW Installing Free Air-Conditioning Units For Senior Citizens

Posted By on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

  • MLGW

The summer has finally approached, and citizens are burdened with the task of staying as cool as possible.

Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) in collaboration with the Neighborhood Christian Center will make that task a little easier for some with their “Play It Cool” initiative.

The partnership is donating 50 window air-conditioning units to disadvantaged senior citizens through the initiative, which they implement each year. On Tuesday, July 8th, the application process and screening for the free units will be held at Neighborhood Christian Center (785 Jackson Avenue) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

According to a MLGW press release, to qualify, applicants must be Shelby County residents aged 60 or older, receive a low-income, and reside in a home that lacks operable air conditioning.

Applicants will need their Tennessee state ID or drivers license and their most recent pay stub or Social Security Income statement to apply. If an applicant has a physical disability but doesn’t meet the age requirement, they must bring the proper certification information.

After an individual is screened and pre-qualified, MLGW will conduct field inspections at their residence to verify that it meets installation requirements. Subsequently, a window air-conditioning unit will be installed at their house by a MLGW employee free of charge.

For more information on necessary qualifications and credentials for eligibility, Play It Cool applicants can contact the Neighborhood Christian Center’s hotline at (901) 881-6013.

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