With temperatures reaching the 90s this week, people in central Kentucky are looking for ways to stay cool.
For some people, battling the heat can be too expensive.
That's where the Community Action Council of Fayette County comes in.
To reduce the the heat threat for the elderly, and for those with medical conditions, the Community Action Council has started accepting applications for cooling assistance.
The program loans air conditioners to people who need them, but can't afford them.
Because of the heat hitting the area early this year, many requests for help have already come in.
"We have served 12 families already," Charlie Lanter, of the Community Action Council, said. "We've got nine on the waiting list, and we have 13 (air conditioners) on order. Any time it gets hot this early, it comes back to hurt us later in the year."
Because officials with the Community Action Council are worried about not having air conditioners to give out later in the summer, the organization is looking for financial donations, or donated air conditioners.
Anyone who would like to apply for help, or to make a donation, can visit the Community Action Council's neighborhood centers on High Street, Georgetown Street, Winburn Drive, Buckhorn Drive, or Cambridge Drive in Lexington.
The Community Action Council also has centers in Bourbon, Harrison, Nicholas, Scott, and Madison Counties.
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