Thank you for your help keeping families safe and cool.
Every summer, many of our Cincinnati neighbors 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 need help escaping the summer heat.
In cooperation with Braun Heating & Air Conditioning, St. Vincent de Paul hopes to provide 350 air conditioners and 500 fans for neighbors in need.
Beginning Saturday, May 16 - By appointment only.
Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Fan recipients must provide a photo ID and fill out a waiver. There is a limit of one fan per household. Families are eligible to receive one fan every two years.
Air Conditioner Distribution
We began accepting applications for fans and air conditioners on Friday, May 1, 2020.
Recipients of air conditioners must provide documentation of medical need and a photo ID. Appointments are scheduled for approved clients to pick up an air conditioner. There is a limit of one air conditioner per household. Families are eligible to receive an air conditioner once every five years.
If you are in need of a fan or air conditioner, call 513-562-8841, ext. 772, for more information.
Here's how you can help.
Donate online now, by phone at 513-562-8841, ext. 259. A $20 gift provides a fan and $115 provides an air conditioner.
Give a new fan or air conditioner.
We appreciate your help in making our last fan distribution a success.
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 does 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, 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.