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Group gearing up to help people cool off in extreme heat

The Community Action Council says the calls have been coming in since March. People are trying to get information about programs to help families keep cool in the summer.

"When you know that you have these health conditions and you can't afford it, you just try to pre-plan as best you can," said Catrena Lewis.

With the scorching temperatures here early this year, Lewis anticipates the need for air conditioners will be greater than usual. With only 44 units to give out, Community Action is asking for $100 donations to help buy more.

"Because when you go out, and you feel that heat, and you sort of think about other people, it's like, 'Whoa, let me see what I can do to help.'"

You can donate at any Community Action location in Lexington.

Interested applicants can come to Community Action after June first. You would need to bring in a medical condition form and proof of income eligibility form. If approved, you can take the AC unit with you that day.

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