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For Immediate Release: 6/17/10

Vatterott Colleges in Missouri and Illinois Accepting Drop-Offs of New and Slightly-Used Air Conditioners Cool Down Making Public Plea for Utility Assistance Donations

Beginning on Thursday, and going through the balance of summer, September 20, 2010, Vatterott Colleges are participating in the Cool Down St. Louis S.O.S. (Save Our Seniors) Project.  The charity is also encouraging the public to “Check on Their Neighbors.” 

Area residents and businesses can drop-off a new or slightly used air-conditioner, less than two years ago, and at any Vatterott College. The College will clean-up and prepare the used units for re-use into area home of seniors, the disabled or a needy family with small children.  All donors will receive a tax receipt for their IRS purposes. 

The NorthPark, Sunset Hills, O’Fallon and Fairview Heights, IL campuses all offer programs in Heating, AC & Refrigeration Technology. For the exact locations nearest the residents, the public should call 314.843.4200.

The regional, education and utility assistance charity, now operating in its 10th year, is also making a public plea for utility assistance donations to help stop disconnections of seniors, the disabled and needy households with small children. 100% of all public donations are used solely for servicing the needy, no administrative expenses are subtracted.

Cool Down St. Louis is taking donations on-line at www.cooldownstlouis.org, or by writing a check to Cool Down St. Louis, c/o UMB Bank, P.O. Box 868, St. Louis, MO 63188, or dropping by cash or checks to any Missouri or Illinois UMB Bank teller.

Cool Down St. Louis also invites the public to go on-line at www.cooldownstlouis.org for summer cooling tips, and locations of cooling centers throughout the metropolitan area.

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