PRESS RELEASE: Some Seniors in the 3rd District will receive FREE Air Conditioners this Summer

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Some Seniors in the 3rd District will receive FREE Air Conditioners this Summer
3rd District City Council Member Zanthia Oliver has partnered with First State Community Action Agency to help seniors apply for the A/C units on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at New Destiny Fellowship Church.

Wilmington, DE – To help senior citizens safely beat the heat this summer, 3rd District Council Member Zanthia Oliver, in partnership with First State Community Action Agency, will provide 60 air conditioners to seniors.

Those who are interested are encouraged to attend the “FREE Air Conditioners For Seniors 60+” event on July 12, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Destiny Fellowship Church located at 906 E. 16th Street in Wilmington, Delaware. The first 60 seniors to apply and qualify will receive a free air conditioner on behalf of Council Member Oliver.

Council Member Oliver is thankful for the new partnership with the First State Community Action Agency’s HELP Program.

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.

“Based on the weather reports, our residents could be expecting an extremely hot summer,” said 3rd District Council Member Zanthia Oliver. “This event gives me the ability to provide air conditioners for seniors in the third district that are over 60 and in need of some relief for the humidity that is forthcoming.”

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 12 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 12 event, please contact Council Member 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 12 at New Destiny Fellowship Church to fill out the registration form in person.


MEDIA INQUIRIES:Yesenia TaverasDirector of Communications, Wilmington City CouncilOffice: (302)576-2585
Mobile: (302)757-5748Email: ytaveras@wilmingtonde.govCity Council Website: 


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