St. Louis (KSDK) -- Cool Down St. Louis got some much needed assistance from the Home State Health Plan of Clayton.

The organization gave Cool Down 25 brand new air conditioners and a $20,000 donation.

Cool Down St. Louis offers utility assistance and more with the goal of keeping the number of serious heat-related illnesses and deaths down this summer.

In the past several days, Cool Down St. Louis has received more than 2,500 requests for help.

If you have a new or gently used air conditioner or would like to make a donation to the charity, you can do so at any Vatterott College location.

For additional information about how you can help Cool Down St. Louis, or receive help from the organization, visit Cool Down St. Louis' website.

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