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How you can help your neighbors during this near-record heatwave

It’s going to be miserably hot by the end of the week, and those feeling the heat the most are the elderly and disabled

ST. LOUIS — If you've been outside the last few days or looked at the forecast, you know one thing for sure: it's really hot.

It’s going to be miserably hot by the end of the week, and those feeling the heat the most are the elderly and disabled.

CooldownStLouis.org reminds you to keep the air on if you’re a senior or disabled, as the heat can be deadly. They say demand for help is up 40% this year, and community support needs to rise with the temperatures, to keep everyone safe this summer.

“It’s about grannie, auntie and Uncle George that they are cool in the summer and they aren't using fans,” said Gentry Trotter with Cooldown. “They use air conditioners and that they are turning them on."

Click here to visit Cooldown's website to see how you can help.