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Third Screening Scheduled for MLGW/Neighborhood Christian Center AC Donations: 80 Window AC Units Remain for Low-Income Seniors
June 12, 2012

About 80 window air conditioning units from the MLGW/Neighborhood Christian Center “Play It Cool” program remain available for qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County.

Neighborhood Christian Center will host another screening and application process for the free units at 785 Jackson Avenue on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Two previous screening processes at Neighborhood Christian Center resulted in 150 customers who qualified for AC donations. A total of 230 units are being donated by MLGW.

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 will be conducted by MLGW to verify that the residence meets installation requirements.

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 information.

Air conditioners will not be installed at addresses with operating units, or on residences with bars or storm windows. MLGW field inspections will begin in early May and the installation of units will be performed by MLGW employees starting in June.  

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 421,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.