Although the brutal heat wave seems to have passed, there's still a long, sticky summer ahead, which can be legitimately dangerous for elderly and medically compromised people. To help beat the heat, the Sunset Park Redevelopment Committee, in partnership with Community Environmental Center, is offering free, energy efficient air conditioners to low-income, sick and elderly Brooklyn residents.

Recipients must provide proof of a medical need for the A/C, documentation of income, proof of being a foodstamp recipient, and landlord approval. And, no, applicants cannot already have another working air conditioner in the home—this program is designed for those truly in need.

To apply, call the SSPRC at (718) 492-8580 or email keepcool2011@gmail.com to receive an online application. Include your name, phone number and mailing address in your message.

[via BedStuy Patch]