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Community Action Partnership stocked with too many appliances

The Community Action Partnership plays a big role in the city with nutrition and senior programs and utility assistance.

Tonight, they're almost begging people to take advantage of one of their programs.

Yes, it's summertime in the city. The water parks and the waterways are packed with people trying to cool off. But at Louisville's Community Action Partnership, it's not hot enough this summer. At least not yet.

"We had sort of a heatwave in May and that was before our program was up and running. The weather has been cooler in June and July, and that's contributing to the reason we haven't distributed as many fans and air conditioners we would have expected by this point," said Andrew Bates, Community Action Partnership.

Translation: a warehouse stocked with new air conditioners, about 200 of them right now and about 100 new fans. The partnership wants to see all of it in good hands and as soon as possible.

The air conditioners are supplied by Bonnycastle Appliances on Bardstown Road. They've been taking part in this program to help out the less fortunate and the needy for years.

"It's like Christmas. They're happy to have some comfort in their lives. A lot of these folks are on oxygen. Some of these folks are in wheel chairs. Some of them are just in poverty and that's the whole purpose behind this thing, is to help those that can't help themselves," said Larry Link of Bonnycastle Appliances.

The city is urging people to take advantage. Especially the elderly, those with medical conditions, and those who meet the poverty guidelines.

"The criteria to receive an air conditioner is that the person has to be low income, and the exact criteria for that is the number of people in the household. They can call us to see if they qualify. Also they need a statement from their doctor that they have a medical condition that they need to stay cool in order to be healthy," said Bates.

For the fans, you must be low income, but no doctor's statement is required.

You can call the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership at (502) 574-1274 or log on at www.louisvilleky.gov/cap

Keep in mind, we could have a very hot August and there could be a run on the stock that's left.

That's why the partnership relys heavily on donations.

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