Thank you for your help keeping families safe and cool.
Every summer, many of our Cincinnati neighbors will suffer in small, stuffy apartments and houses with no retreat from the scorching heat.
Children with asthma, the elderly with respiratory issues, and people burdened by illness will need help escaping the summer heat.
In cooperation with WCPO - 9 On Your Side, Huntington Bank, and Braun Heating & Air Conditioning, St. Vincent de Paul hopes to collect 350 air conditioners and 500 fans for neighbors in need.
Distributions occur at the Liz Carter Outreach Center located at 1125 Bank Street in the West End are scheduled for:
- Wednesday, May 24 at 8 a.m.
- Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 20 at 1 p.m.
Fan recipients must provide a photo ID. There is a limit of one fan per household. Families are eligible to receive a fan every two years.
Air Conditioner Distribution
If you are in need of a fan or air conditioner, click here or call 513-513-562-8841, ext. 772 for more information.
Recipients of air conditioners must provide documentation of medical need and a photo ID. Appointments will be scheduled for approved clients to pick up an air conditioner. There is a limit of one air conditioner per family. Families are eligible to receive an air conditioner once every three years.
Here's how you can help.
Donate online now, by phone at 513-421-HOPE (4673), or at any Greater Cincinnati Huntington Bank location. A $20 gift will provide a fan and $100 will provide an air conditioner.
Give a new fan or air conditioner.
In accordance with state law, the fans and air conditioners we provide through our charitable distributions must be new. Donate a new fan or air conditioner at any one of the seven St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, specifically for this summer's fan and air conditioner distributions.
Your support will do more than give a neighbor relief from the heat.
For your high-risk neighbors, it could save their lives.
Bringing a newborn home for the first time is a mix of joy and nerves for all new parents. For Tasha and Charles (pictured on this page), who were headed home with their newborn at the beginning of July, it was also a moment of fear, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees and humidity at an all-time high.
Excessive heat exposure is a risk for all during the summer months but is especially threatening to the sick, elderly and very young.
Tasha started working with a new company in the spring but was not yet eligible for paid maternity leave. Even with Charles employed, the recent income cut left the young family struggling to make ends meet.
Worried, the new parents turned to St. Vincent de Paul for assistance. "Everyone needs a little help sometimes," said Tasha. Because of your generosity, they received a fan and air conditioner to ensure a safe, cool environment for the newest addition to the family. Now, mom, dad, baby and the entire family can celebrate new life without worry.
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