A grassroots project that just started in Montreal called AC for Seniors, is buying hundreds of air conditioners for elderly residents.
AC for Seniors is a day-old initiative that has already raised tens of thousands of dollars to purchase cooling units for elderly individuals living in long term care homes.
"It's a grassroots movement to address a real problem that we have," said project co-founder Leah Lasry. "We already have $40,000 and that amount is growing."
Those funds will go toward purchasing new air conditioners that volunteers will install at CHSLDs and private senior residences across Montreal.
Seniors in need who are 65+ years old and living in Montreal can apply at ACforseniors.ca.