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Sign up continues for 'Play It Cool' initiative

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Beginning Tuesday morning low-income seniors and disabled residents in Shelby County will be able to sign up for free air conditioners. Beginning Tuesday morning low-income seniors and disabled residents in Shelby County will be able to sign up for free air conditioners.
There are about 200 donated air conditioners available this year. There are about 200 donated air conditioners available this year.
SHELBY COUNTY, TN -

(WMC) – The temperatures are rising and the risk of heat-related illnesses or death also increases, but a yearly collaboration in Shelby County aims to help those who are most vulnerable.

Beginning Tuesday morning low-income seniors and disabled residents in Shelby County will be able to sign up for free air conditioners.

Memphis Light Gas and Water is teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Center for the "Play It Cool" initiative. There are about 200 donated air conditioners available this year. Another sign up is scheduled to give away about 60 remaining units.

Only low-income seniors 60 years of age and older and disabled residents who live in Shelby County are eligible.

"They're really needed in Memphis, Tennessee. Every year we see where seniors suffer from death from heat exhaustion," said Tammy McKuhn, Neighborhood Christian Center.

Those who pass the screening process will have their homes inspected to make sure they meet installation requirements.

Eligible citizens hit the Neighborhood Christian Center at 785 Jackson Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13.

This is the second round of sign ups to give away the remaining 60 units.

You must bring your Tennessee state ID or driver's license and your most recent pay stub or social security income statement. If you have a physical disability, but don't meet the age requirement you must show your proper certification.

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