Knoxville (WVLT) - Hot doesn't begin to describe a day like today, especially if you're living without air-conditioning. But there are people doing just that at this very moment.
So we thought we'd do more than just a story. Volunteer TV's Jim Freeman took it a step further. So he’s delivering more than just a story about need, he is actually delivered an air-conditioner.
"She called and said how would you like an air-conditioner,” says Judy Holloway.
It's an early Christmas this year at Judy Holloway's home. "When I went and signed up for a fan down there Friday, I asked about an air-conditioner and she said they're going to be giving them out in July, but I didn't think it was going to be this quick."
But quick it was.
"Through the donation of Channel 8, we were able to install this brand new air-conditioner. She's going to get great relief from that,” says Cecelia Waters, director of CAC’s Energy and Housing Services.
Because Judy says her lungs struggle with the heat and humidity. "Many times I had to sit down because you know I get real weak. I get too hot, and I have to sit or I can't breathe, and this couldn't be a better time to get one."
Even with the air conditioning on, Cecelia still gets that warm feeling knowing Judy has a cool summer ahead.
Now we're not encouraging you to do exactly what we did today, but we would like your help.
And it's easy.
You can donate dollars, a fan or an air conditioner or all three.
Simply go to visit www.knoxcac.org.
If you're without a fan or air-conditioner, call CAC at 637-6700. The office opens at 8:00 a.m.