RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Checking on loved ones, medically fragile friends, single parents struggling to keep the electricity turned on and the elderly throughout the hot summer months is important and this is especially true as the summer heat is again rising.
The high is expected to be 89 by Saturday and 93 on Sunday. Next week, you can expect to see increased temperature’s in the 90’s Monday through Thursday. Longtime community organizer Dwight Ogleton told WGNS that he and others are collecting fans and window unit air conditioners to give to those that lack an A/C… Call 615-487-9670 to donate a fan or air conditioner or to volunteer.
ABOUT: Ogleton started the Cool-Aid program for the elderly over 30-years ago to simply bring awareness of problems associated with heat distress. He told us in the past that some residents in Rutherford County lack an air conditioner or even a fan to cool down their home. Lacking a way to keep cool when the heat index rises to 100-degrees or more is dangerous, especially for those who are medically fragile.
For Those who are in Need of a Fan or AC: If your home lacks an air-conditioner or fan and you fit the demographic of those the program helps, call 615-487-9670.