Keeping Seniors Cool

Wilmington, NC – A Brunswick County non-profit is working to keep area seniors cool this summer.

Jim Russell is manager of Brunswick Senior Resources. He says this summer his organization will purchase at least 90 window fans for local senior citizens. Russell says a limited number of air conditioners might be available for some seniors with severe medical problems.

Very obviously we haven't got the resources to guarantee every senior that we'll give you an air conditioner. We'd hope to, but the reality is that economically it's not feasible.

Russell says Brunswick Senior Resources receives about $750 a year to buy the fans. He says members of the community also contribute each year by donating fans and air conditioners.