Bishop Sullivan Center Eldercool program helps to pay seniors' utility bills

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One issue with the recent increase in the heat around Kansas City is that many who struggle financially have a tough time staying cool.

For many older residents, this money problem can put them at risk. Sometimes they have air-conditioners and fans but they don't use them because they have a limited income, and would have to choose between necessities like food or medicine and turning on their air conditioning.

The Elder Cool program run by the Bishop Sullivan Center is working to fight this problem. The center not only installs air conditioning units for elderly residents, but they also give seniors peace of mind with extra cash in their account.

"We'll deposit $100 into their utility account so they don't have to worry about running that unit and cooling their home," Maria Antonia from the Bishop Sullivan Center explained.

If you would like to help with the program, visit the Bishop Sullivan Center's website at and click on the Eldercool link at the top of the page.

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