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 August 20, 2007

Albany -- A Dougherty County Commissioner says it breaks his heart to see the elderly suffering in this heat without any relief.

After watching our newscast last week, when air condition units were handed out to some elderly people by SOWEGA Council on Aging, commissioner Jack Stone decided he too wanted to chip in. He started collecting money and buying units.

On Friday, he donated them to the council on aging and by Monday morning, had already collected another $2,500 to be used on more AC units.

"They have paid their dues and they can't afford it, so someone's got to help them, so I felt like it was my place. I guess the good Lord told me to get out here and told me to do something for them," said Stone.

Stone hopes to have a minimum of 50 air conditioners donated within the next week. The air conditioners will only be given to the elderly.

If you want to help out, you can call Kay Hind with SOWEGA council on aging or call the Dougherty County Commission Office.  

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