Local organizations help elderly beat the heat

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - It's not only hot outside, these temperatures are dangerous especially for the elderly in our community.

There are a couple of organizations out there that are looking out for seniors.

A lot of senior citizens in our area can't afford to run their air conditioning all day long and that can definitely be harmful to their health.

Luckily organizations like East Cooper Meals on Wheels are able to check on senior citizens during their routes every day.

Volunteers say they are installing air conditioning units in some people's homes because they don't want them getting overheated.

Every year East Cooper Meals on Wheels donates about a dozen air conditioning units.

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