City to provide assistance during heat wave

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email  

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -- Cincinnati officials say they are releasing $25,000 to help the Community Action Agency (CAA) respond to residents hit hard by the current heat wave.

The funds will be used to purchase air conditioners and fans for low income citizens and seniors.  They also urged the community to help those in need by contacting CAA and donating money to purchase additional air conditioners and fans.

As part of the Summer Crisis Cooling Program, the Community Action Agency traditionally provides nearly 1,400 county clients with fans and air conditioners.  However, the federal government drastically cut the funding for the program this year.  As a result, the number of citizens that CAA can help this summer has been severely reduced.

The City's money will boost the number of citizens the program can help this year, allowing for the purchase of as many as 1,240 fans or 190 air conditioning units.

To help with the Summer Crisis Cooling Program, please contact the Community Action Agency at 1740 Langdon Farm Road, Plaza Level, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237.  Or call Mason Gray at 569-1854 or email