PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A fan giveaway was organized by Pennsylvania State Rep. Amen Brown at the Brith Sholom House in Wynnefield Heights. The representative learned that part of the building has been without air conditioning just as the heatwave was set to arrive.
Brown also brought bottled water and bagged ice for the residents — many of whom are senior citizens.Philadelphia Police Searching For Suspect Accused Of Fatally Shooting 77-Year-Old Man In Juniata
“We got a heatwave coming, we can’t wait on whatever city, state or federal agency to say, ‘Oh we’ll get to you within a couple weeks,’” Brown said. “We have to solve real people’s issues right now.”READ MORE: Montgomery County Officer Grazed By Bullet During Philly’s 4th Of July Fireworks Feels ‘Lucky’ To Walk Away From Incident
Two hundred fans, 200 bags of ice, and 150 cases of water were donated.MORE NEWS: PHL Airport Receiving $24 Million In Federal Funding For Terminal Improvements
Brown says the ice and water were purchased from local Black-owned businesses.