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Demand For Air Conditioners Among Nashville's Neediest Rises

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Demand For Air Conditioners Among Nashville's Neediest Rises

CREATED Jul 2, 2014

by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As the temperature rises this summer, so does the demand for air conditioners among Nashville's poorest neighbors.

But air conditioner donations were down at a popular Metro program that gives out free air conditioners to those who need them most.

Metro Action Commission said all of its 24 air conditioning units on hand have been spoken for as of Wednesday, and it is waiting for more donations to serve more people. Now, area churches are seeing the bigger demand for help.

Wednesday, St. Luke Primitive Baptist Church and the Corinthian Baptist Church held a joint event, giving away 30 air conditioners to those in need.

“We just asked our church members and friends, ‘Hey, will you help us buy an air conditioner?”, and people started giving $5, $10, and $25,” said Frank Stevenson with the St. Luke Primitive Baptist Church.

The Metro Action Commission gets its air conditioners through donations.

If you would like to help donate an air conditioner or the money to purchase one, you can call the commission at (615) 862-8860.

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