More than 100 Lowcountry seniors will have a cooler summer thanks to a campaign to provide air conditioners to those who can't afford them.
Representatives of Project Cool Breeze gave out more than 100 units Wednesday at the West Ashley Lowe's.
State Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-Charleston, started the project in 1999. Partners include Lowe's, the city of Charleston and SCE&G.
Gilliard said this was the biggest giveaway yet. More people will be helped throughout the summer as more donations come in, he said.
To be eligible for Project Cool Breeze, you must be 60 or older, a resident of the Lowcountry, and not have received a unit in the last three years. Contact Project Cool Breeze at 720-1987 to apply.
Donations can be made by sending a check to City of Charleston Project Cool Breeze, 116 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
Working air conditioners can be donated the West Ashley Lowe's on the Glenn McConnell Parkway near St. Francis Hospital or at the Charleston Water System at 103 St. Philip St.
Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.
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