(KMOV.com) -- While the city of St. Louis prepared for the upcoming heat, Cool Down St. Louis began to re-tool its all-volunteer efforts with several outreach programs, utility assistance and air-conditioning distributions.
On Sunday, Cool Down St. Louis officials joined Mayor Francis Slay, Alderman Shane Cohen and Health Director Pamela Walker and others as they went door-to-door with local firefighters in checking on senior residents in the south St. Louis neighborhood of Dutchtown.
Mayor Slay was informing the neighbors in the 4400 block of 39th Street to take precautions and if they needed an air-conditioner or utility assistance, to contact its City partner, Cool Down St. Louis.
Cool Down St. Louis Volunteers and area congregations helped distribute the official Cool Down St. Louis Cooling Cards, which aids in directing area seniors, the disabled and low-income households with small children to air-conditioners, utility assistance and cooling centers in their respective areas.
Area residents who wish to qualify for energy assistance being provided by Cool Down St. Louis should call 314-241-7668 or visit their website.