BROCKTON (WBZNewsRadio) - As Massachusetts experiences a heat wave this week, an organization in Brockton is helping the community stay cool.
"When I saw the weather was going to be a heat wave, I knew we had to start getting these out." Leslie Dunn, the assistant director of development, told WBZ's Chris Fama.
That's exactly what Brockton Self Help Inc. is doing, with the help from a grant from the Barr Foundation and with the support of the Mystic River Watershed Association and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The organization is now distributing AC units and fans to those who qualify.
But it isn't just AC and fans, Self Help Inc. is giving out.
"We would look to impact at least 250 people, not only who are cooling, we've also been able to help them with energy conservation and connecting them with some of the other services that we have." Dunn said.
The organization is also providing tips for how to stay cool, how to identify heat stroke and other financial resources, like how to get assistance with your electric bill.