White Rock church raises money to buy air conditioners for needy

At least nine people have died from heat-related illness since the summer’s heatwave began. Extreme heat is considered the deadliest weather, and one neighborhood church wants to diminish that risk.

White Rock United Methodist Church this past Sunday challenged its members to raise money for Dallas County Health and Human Services to provide air conditioners for people who cannot afford them. The church will match up to $2,500 in donations. If the church and its members raise $5,000, that will buy 40 air conditioners at $125 apiece. The health department also will install the air conditioners.

Church leaders expect to send their donation check to the health department Tuesday, Aug. 16, so the cool air is delivered as soon as possible. But the church is accepting donations for air conditioners from anyone who would like to contribute. To donate funds, mail a check or bring it to 1450 Oldgate Lane, Dallas, TX 75218. Call the church at 214.324.3661 or visit their website, WRUMC.org, for more information.

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By |2011-08-15T16:40:18-05:00August 15th, 2011|Health and Fitness, News, Nonprofits and Volunteers, Religion, Weather|3 Comments

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