(WMC-TV) - The Memphis heat in July can be unforgiving, especially for people who do not have an air conditioner. But Friday, an appliance manufacturer in the Mid-South donated 200 air conditioning units to help needy families cool down this summer.
Cora Jones and Gilbert Alexander both signed up for the free air conditioners last month. MLGW and the Neighborhood Christian Center were accepting applications from people who qualified.
"Those people in need that meet our criteria, which is 60 years old, in a disabled state, and in need of an air conditioner," explained Zachary Kerr, Neighborhood Christian Center.
Electrolux, a major appliance company, filled up an 18 wheeler and donated 200 units to people in Memphis who need help beating the heat.
"Some people will die of heat exhaustion in the summer time," said Kerr. "We're looking at Wednesday of next week for distribution."
For Electrolux, the move to give back to its new hometown was a no brainer.
"These are manufactured Electrolux products underneath the Frigidaire brand," said Leigh Ann Berko, Electrolux. "Given the heat and humidity that we experience down here in Memphis, air conditioning unit was just the best opportunity that we had."
All of the units are already spoken for. MIFA and the Neighborhood Christian Center will deliver them next week.