Seniors account for a disproportionate number of heat-related hospitalizations and deaths. Goodman JFS works very hard to insure the comfort and safety of local Holocaust survivors and older adults in our community. Our seniors regularly need air condition repairs and this donation will directly help that growing need.
Goodman JFS received a call from a 67-year-old woman who has been unemployed due to illness and her air conditioner broke in the middle of July. South Florida summers are unbearable without the assistance of air condition and it is extremely dangerous for older adults suffering from an illness to be exposed to high temperatures. We receive thousands of calls each month and many in need ask for assistance to repair or replace their air conditioner. This generous donation will improve the lives of many and in fact, save the life of those who so desperately need protection from the heat.