A social service agency is teaming up with Vatterott College in Quincy to keep people cool this summer.
The North East Community Action Corporation is accepting donations of used air conditioners. The window units will be re-conditioned by students at Vatterott College, then distributed to the elderly, disabled and families with critically-ill children in six Missouri counties.
The program covers Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties. NECAC developed the idea based upon a similar effort in the St. Louis area. The re-conditioned units will be made available based upon income and need on a first-come, first-served basis.
Donations of units and applications for air conditioners may be made calling NECAC during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 573-324-6633.