For seniors struggling on a fixed income, staying within a limited budget often means living without household necessities such as air conditioning. With Austin temperatures frequently rising above 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer, local seniors are especially susceptible to the discomfort and dangers of extreme heat. Meals on Wheels and More seeks to alleviate that danger by providing seniors in need with air-conditioning units. In addition to its namesake meals, the organization also assists seniors with the home repairs and equipment they need to maintain independence.
High temperature and humidity levels pose dangers to the already vulnerable health conditions of many seniors including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and potentially fatal heat strokes. To protect against these preventable ills, Meals on Wheels delivers energy-efficient air-conditioning window units to seniors in need, and arranges for installation through the organization’s Handy Wheels and Home Repair volunteer programs. Energy-efficient units cost less to run than traditional models, and can be used to cool only certain rooms to further reduce expenses.
Join G-Team and donate $15 to help Meals on Wheels and More provide potentially life-saving air conditioners to local seniors. If G-Team members raise $510, Meals on Wheels and More can equip four households with energy-efficient window units. Each additional $125 raised will fund an air-conditioning unit for one more household.
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Meals on Wheels and More
Meals on Wheels and More aims to improve the lives of homebound individuals and other people in need through programs that help promote independent living with dignity. Its volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals to elderly and otherwise homebound individuals in the Greater Austin area. As part of the organization's goal to help people stay healthy and independent in their own homes, it also provides grocery-shopping services, home repairs, and friendly visits and phone calls.