The Pearland Neighborhood Center is requesting donations for one of the most brutal times of the year for low income elderly and area needy families.
As temperatures begin to climb in the summer of 2015, the nonprofit is collecting window unit air conditioners and fans through the Cool Deal Fan Club for individuals and families without access to relief from the heat in their homes. The initiative is a collaboration with Angleton-based Actions Inc. to help those such as the elderly and children, who are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illness.
PNC relies on donations of funds and various items – as well as volunteers.
Services include its food pantry and baby items – needs that also rise in the summer months.
The nonprofit was recently selected among 20 agencies to receive $3,000 per month in United Way funding, and is now providing more services for children such as food, baby items, toys, medical supplies and shoes. PNC also is the designated center to provide food and water in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane. It is collecting disaster relief products such as pull-top foods, hand sanitizer, first aid kits, flashlights, batteries and other items.
In addition, PNC already is preparing for fall by collecting school supplies and clothing.
Fan and air conditioner donations can be dropped off at the Neighborhood Center, 2335 Texas St. in Pearland from 8 to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at Actions Inc., 1524 E. Mulberry St. in Angleton.
For information or to donate to PNC, call 281-485-1987.