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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Cool Down St. Louis officials say despite the recent heat wave, requests for air conditioning units are down in 2013.

Eligible senior citizens and disabled St. Louis area residents who qualify are reminded the units are available just for the asking, and could provide life saving comfort during the oppressive heat that's bearing down on the metropolitan area.

"During the current heat wave, we remind viewers who are disabled or senior citizen qualified and in need of cooling, these air conditioners are available for the asking", according to NewsChannel-5 News Director Mike Shipley.

Cool Down St. Louis has been helping area residents throughout the years in both the heat of summer and the cold of winter. if you or a loved one does qualify, contact Cool Down at 1-314-241-7668 or go to their website at www.cooldownstlouis.org for more information or to place your request.