Cool Down St. Louis
Energy assistance charity volunteers celebrate past year and prepare for upcoming heatwaves.
Cool Down St. Louis is seeking donations, in the wake of summer, to help the poor and disabled to keep cool.
85 St. Louis residents this summer have sought medical relief from the heat.
Co-chair of Cool Down says, “The message today is for people to continue to give.”
Summertime charity expects to get more applicants as mercury goes back up this week.
Number of heat-related illnesses is 24.
Area hospitals are on alert for more cases, as heatwave continues.
“I think to date we’ve given out 2,800 air conditioners,” Ameren President and CEO Tom Voss said.
Charity finds a woman in her 80s without AC. in the nick of time.
When St. Louis is hotter than the Amazon Rainforest, people without air conditioning need all the help they can get.