Elderly Fort Worth woman gets new air conditioner from Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provided an air conditioner to a client in need on Wednesday as temperatures his 100-plus degrees for another day.

Lanita had been without a working A/C unit for her home for months, she said.

"I've been so hot in here for so long. I just feel wonderful, I very blessed,” Lanita said.

A Meals on Wheels volunteer on Wednesday delivered food for Lanita and noticed her hot home. She brought it to the attention of the agency and within hours a new unit was installed.

Before Wednesday, she said a tiny fan in her bedroom was her main source of relief.

"I've got a little bitty one in my room and that's how, I'd have to go in my room. I'd fix my food, watch TV go in there and eat because it’s too hot in here. Now I can sit at the table and eat,” Lanita said.

Meals on Wheels officials said they try to be responsive when they notice a person in distress.

"When someone is living in a home that doesn't have A/C, especially with the temperatures that we're experiencing right now, that's a safety issue for our client and we don't want them to suffer in the heat. We want to respond as quickly as possible,” said Meals on Wheels’ Iris Bruton.

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