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MLGW, Neighborhood Christian Center Again Teaming to Donate Air-Conditioners
June 22, 2011
(June 22, 2011) - With temperatures hovering in the triple digit range, Memphis Light, Gas and Water and the Neighborhood Christian Center are continuing to offer window unit air conditioners to qualifying seniors and disabled residents through MLGW's "Play It Cool" program.

Applications and screenings for the window units will be accepted at Neighborhood Christian Center at 785 Jackson Avenue, Thursday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To qualify, applicants must be a resident of Shelby County, a low-income senior 60 years of age or older, and without operable air conditioning. Once an individual is screened and pre-qualifies, a pre-qualification voucher will be issued to verify that the applicant has met the guidelines up to the field inspection. Field inspections are conducted by MLGW to verify presence of operable air conditioning.

Since "Play It Cool" began, more than 100 applicants have been screened and approved for units.

To apply applicants will need the following credentials on hand:

  • Tennessee State ID or Drivers License to verify age and address.
  • The most recent pay stub or Social Security income statement to verify income.
  • If you have a physical disability but do not meet the age requirement you must bring the proper certification.

    Air conditioners will not be installed at addresses with operating units, or on units with bars or storm windows. Installation of the window units will be performed by MLGW employees.

    Applicants for the "Play It Cool" program may also contact the Neighborhood Christian Center's hotline number at (901) 881-6013 for a pre-recorded message detailing the necessary qualifications and credentials for eligibility.

    MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 423,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.