Surprise PD installs AC unit for sisters living in scorching hot home
SURPRISE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Two sisters are staying cool this summer thanks to the generosity of the Surprise Police Department. On Friday, officers from Suprise PD were called to a home and found sisters Paula and Linda Martinez living in a scorching hot house without air conditioning. Surprise PD says the temperature got up to 114 degrees at some parts of the home.
When patrol officers saw the sister’s living conditions, they knew they needed to help. The officers contacted Surprise Fire-Medical, who took the women to the Suprise Senior Center to cool off in air conditioning. Meanwhile, officers checked out the home and discovered that the sisters only had a tiny fan in one part of the house, which was not enough to keep them cool during this sweltering heat wave.
The officers then went to work to help improve the living conditions for the sisters and keep them cool and comfortable for the summer. The Surprise Police Community Relations team purchased an air conditioner and moveable fans to help circulate air in the home. The gifts surprised the women, but the officers didn’t stop there. The dedicated officers remained at the home to install the air conditioning and fans so the house could be cool and refreshing when the sisters returned.
Surprise PD says their officers seek opportunities to serve the community and are thankful for the dedication of these officers and those from Surprise Fire-Medical and the City of Surprise Senior Centers and Human Services for their selfless service to get the women the necessities they need to live comfortably in the Arizona heat.
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