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Metro Action provides Free Air Conditioners and Fans for Elderly and Disabled

5/4/2015

Program meets need for vulnerable citizens of Davidson County during the summer

Nashville, TN— The summer months in Nashville can be just as dangerous as brutally cold temperatures for elderly, disabled or residents with medical conditions.

Every year from May 1 through August 31 the Metropolitan Action Commission provides free fans and air conditioners to income eligible senior citizens (62 years or older), disabled or households with children 5 years old or younger with a severe medical condition.

To qualify under medical necessity, applicants must provide a statement of need from their doctor. The Fan and Air Conditioner Program application period ends August 30.

All applicants must provide proof of income to ensure their household income does not exceed the federal income guideline.

Members in Household Annual Limit
1 $17,505
2 $23,595
3 $29,685
4 $35,775
5 $41,865
6 $47,955
7 $54,045
8 $60,135

“Having a program like this allows our agency to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community,” said Marvin D. Cox, Community Service Director.

The program is supported partially from monetary contributions and donations of new air conditioning units. Metro Action also receives funds from the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Anyone interested in applying for help or to make a contribution to the Metro Action Commission Fan and Cooling program call 615-862-8860, Extension 70120 or visit the agency's website at www.nashville.gov/mac.

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