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Metro Council to give CAP $5,000 in an effort to help the Summer Heat Relief Program

Monday July 12, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Office of the President
Louisville Metro Council
Contact Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

As temperatures soar in the mid and upper 90’s this week, the Louisville Metro Council is announcing a $5,000 donation to the Community Action Partnership to help individuals and families who qualify for the Summer Heat Relief program.

“This money will hopefully assist the program in getting needed air conditioners and fans to help people beat this heat,” says Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8). “It becomes even more crucial when you consider the program was very close to running out of funds just a few weeks ago.”

President Owen has indicated the $5,000 will be allocated from the Metro Council’s overall budget and efforts are underway to review the fastest way to get the money to the Partnership which administers the program. The Council is matching an earlier $5,000 donation made by Mayor Jerry Abramson with his contingency funds.

“I, along with the members of the Metro Council, encourage anyone in the community who can to donate a fan or air conditioner to the program,” says Owen. “Or if you can, any donations of money would probably help keep our citizens safe from the kind of heat we are experiencing now.”

Anyone who would like to donate a unit can drop it off at 810 Barret Avenue, Room 127 Louisville, Kentucky 40204. Monetary donations to the Summer Heat Relief Fund can also be mailed to the same address.

For more information about the program or how you can help, call 574-1157.

Tom Owen  (D) 8