AC units donated to seniors in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Fifty air conditioning units will be provided for seniors in EBR in response to high temperatures, officials said.
South Louisiana has experienced several weeks of high temperatures, with the heat index rising above 100 degrees, posing health risks to the elderly, officials added.
“Ensuring the safety and comfort of our senior citizens is of paramount importance to me, and I am immensely grateful to the non-profit organizations and the Capital Area United Way for their unwavering support in making this initiative a reality,” Mayor Broome said.
The 50 air conditioning units are reportedly being directed to seniors through the EBR Council on Aging.
“I am proud of our partnership with Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, and Capital Area United Way. Together, we address the urgent issue of high temperatures affecting our elderly population. By donating 50 air conditioning units to seniors in need, we demonstrate the power of unity and the business community’s responsibility to contribute positively to our community’s well-being,” said Calvin Hart, Vice President and General Manager of Nucor Steel Louisiana.
Additional air conditioning units are being provided to Council on Aging agencies in surrounding communities, including St. James Parish where Nucor Steel Louisiana is located, officials said.
Seniors seeking assistance for hot weather or hurricane preparedness can speak to social workers or case managers with East Baton Rouge Council on Aging by calling 225-923-8000.
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