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Neighbors in Need receive air conditioners

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Triple digit temperatures have created almost unbearable conditions for young children, sick, and elderly who can't afford air conditioning. This weekend those people are finding some relief thanks to generous donations and volunteers.

 

Hundreds of generous Alabamians are joining ABC 33/40 and More Than Conquerors Church for "Neighbors in Need" - making sure no one is left suffering in the heat.

 

"Being in a four bedroom apartment with 4 fans in 105 degree weather  is not good at all," Shenita Morrow, a mother of 3 said.

"My daughter has asthma and I was recently diagnosed with  a heart condition," Morrow said. "I'm not employed at this time because I was taken off of work when they diagnosed me. I haven't been able to furnish my home with any other type of air other than fans."

They moved from transitional housing to this apartment with no money for utilities.

"It's a major concern for me as a parent not knowing if the lack of air itself is going to cause any major type of problem like a trip to the emergency room," Morrow said.

Saturday, a few helping hands came to the rescue.

"Just to be able to come out and do this for someone, it actually blesses us," Joseph Jenkins, a volunteer with More Than Conquerors Church said.

The Morrow family is one of over 300 Birmingham neighbors who told us they needed air conditioners.

"With oppressive heat like we are having right now, we need people to think about what people are going through," Jenkins said.

So far, over one hundred  a/c units have been dropped off at Ford dealerships.

"I think People are digging deep in their pockets and making a difference in our community," Kyle Sain, Town and Country Ford in Bessemer said.

"Appreciating the people who had a heart to donate," Morrow said. "So many people are donating for the needs of others who are truly in need."