It seems like North Texas went straight from the cool days of early spring immediately into the frying pan hot days of summer. There was no transitional time to adjust to blistering temperatures with daily threats of breaking all-time records.
Starting this Sunday, thermometers are slated to bypass the 100-degree mark daily for nearly a dozen days. While most folks will complain about having to up their thermostats to the suggested 78 degrees, there are countless others with no other alternative but to swelter in their homes. This latter group is one of the area’s most vulnerable — the elderly.
This year The Senior Source President/CEO Stacy Malcolmson and her team are partnering up with TXU Energy to not just beat the heat, but to beat last year’s number of units provided as well.
Their goal is to load up at least 300 air conditioning units at a drive-thru distribution event on Friday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at Concord Church, 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive.
While TXU has made a $25,000 donation, more money is needed now to meet … or even surpass their goal.
The units will be placed in the recipient’s vehicles, but all recipients have to be pre-registered.
Sorry to hit the “guilt-factor” nerve, but imagine an elderly person trying to register and being told that there are no more units available. You can make the difference by donating here.
BTW, if you know of someone who is in need of assistance in keeping their lights on and could use a “helping hand,” let TXU Energy Aid know. Thanks to “donations from customers, employees and other Texans to help around 20,000 families keep their lights on each year.”
* Graphic/video courtesy of The Senior Source