OKLAHOMA – As summer temps soar, our “In Your Corner” team continues to keep needy Oklahoma families cool.
Delma Boone has high blood pressure, back and leg problems, and worries about a heat stroke because he doesn’t have cool air.
“For the last year,” he says. “It ran out on me last year.”
He’s not alone.
Out of Margree Ramsey’s two AC window units, one barely works and the other blows hot air.
She can’t escape the miserable conditions.
Margree says, “It’s small and when I turn that oven on all I want to do is run, because it be so hot in here”
Her son, who lives with her part of the time, is dying of bone cancer.
“Just trying to deal with it [and I try to] make him comfortable whenever he’s around,
Margree says. “It’s really hard.”
We helped Delma hook up his new fan and window unit.
“This is like I just won the million dollar lottery,” he says. “That’s how good the Salvation Army is to me.”
These families are taking nothing for granted and instead living in gratitude.