PRESS RELEASE: 3rd District Council Member Zanthia Oliver offers another Opportunity for Seniors to apply for FREE Air Conditioners

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
3rd District Council Member Zanthia Oliver offers another Opportunity for Seniors to apply for
FREE Air Conditioners
Councilwoman Oliver has partnered with First State Community Action Agency to help seniors apply for the A/C units on Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Stubbs Elementary School.
Wilmington, DE – In preparation for the hot summer weeks ahead, 3rd District Council Member Zanthia Oliver, in partnership with First State Community Action Agency, will provide another opportunity for seniors in her district to apply for free air conditioners.

Those who are interested are encouraged to attend the “FREE Air Conditioners For Seniors 60+” event on Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Stubbs Elementary School located at 1100 N Pine Street in Wilmington, Delaware.

Council Member Oliver is thankful for the new partnership with the First State Community Action Agency’s HELP Program. On July 12, Councilwoman Oliver held her initial event for seniors to apply for the free air conditioners at New Destiny Fellowship Church. To learn more about that event, visit the link here.

The HELP Program provides air conditioner installations to qualified recipients from April to September and also offers heater repair/replacement from October to March.  The program also provides energy education to clients and energy saving EcoKits to help reduce energy costs.

“As we head into the hot summer months, First State Community Action Agency’s important partnership helps protect our region’s most vulnerable from the heat,” said 3rd District Council Member Zanthia Oliver. “From helping families get the resources that they need to keep a roof over their head, to providing electricity, heat and air conditioners in their homes, this unique partnership helps our seniors beat the heat while saving lives.”

How to get free air conditioners this summer 
To qualify, those who are interested have to be 60 years of age or older and each household must meet income eligibility requirements. Seniors attending the event on July 20 are asked to bring the following documents.

  • Social Security cards for everyone over 6 months and older
  • Birth Certificates
  • Proof of income for everyone in the home
  • Current electric bill
For more information about the FREE air conditioners July 20 event, please contact Councilwoman Oliver at 302-576-2140.

For more information about the First State Community Action Agency’s HELP Program, visit the link here.

All services provided by First State Community Action Agency require registration! 

You can register for services online by visiting the link here.
​You can call First State Community Action Agency’s office at 1- 800-372-2240 to register by phone.

Or, you can attend the FREE Air Conditioners For Seniors 60+ event on July 20 at Stubbs Elementary School to fill out the registration form in person.


MEDIA INQUIRIES:Yesenia TaverasDirector of Communications, Wilmington City CouncilOffice: (302)576-2585
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