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Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D) launched the “20th Annual Beat the Heat & Heat Relief Initiative.” The initiative benefits seniors, children and people with disabilities and helps them get relief from the scorching Houston heat by installing a/c window units in their homes.

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Jackson-Lee was joined in the press conference by several local leaders, business groups and entities before they went and dropped off a/c window units to local residents. The Carpenter’s Union, Red Cross of Houston, Washington & Son, Black Firemen Representative, President of Kashmere Gardens, Lowe’s, NRG, Amerigroup and Sathya Sai Baba Center of South Houston all took part in the initiative.

Watch the video here:

For more help on cooling centers and services visit the City of Houston’s website.