Wake County program helps residents stay cool

June 18, 2013 

Wake County residents who can’t cool their homes this summer may qualify for Wake County’s Cool for Wake program. Cool for Wake provides free fans to households that don’t have air conditioning if there are seniors or children under 12 in the home.

A limited number of air conditioners are available to seniors and children who have a medical history of chronic illness affecting their respiratory system. The program runs through Friday, Sept. 6.

Wake County Human Services, which operates Cool for Wake needs donations. They need new window unit air conditioners as well as financial donations, according to program coordinator Denise Kissel.

“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,” Kissel said.

Send or bring donations to the community resources office on the first floor of the Wake County Human Services Swinburne Building, 220 Swinburne St., Raleigh. Financial donations are tax deductible.

Last year Wake County raised more than raised more than $6,000 and helped more than 200 households, according to Kissel.

For more information on how to qualify for, or to donate to Cool for Wake, call 919-212-7083, or email denise.kissel@wakegov.comdenise.kissel@wakegov.com.

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