Elderly in Jackson Parish staying cool thanks to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

The world is witnessing temperatures never experienced in recorded history this summer. According to a report filed in USA Today on July 21st, the American Southwest has been enduring record stretches of days over 110 degrees, and Florida has measured sea-surface temperatures nearing the century mark.

Across the world, Algeria recently recorded the highest nighttime low temperature in African history – just over 103 degrees and in Spain, land surface temperatures have soared to 140 degrees.

In Louisiana, the uncommon heat this summer has brought has been excessively oppressive as well, especially to the elderly. Heat related deaths have spiked above the average and per projections, the worst is yet to come. 

Thanks to the efforts of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located at 708 Evergreen Road in Jonesboro, local seniors are staying cool. This past week the caring congregation came to the relief of the elderly in Jackson Parish by thoughtfully donating fans to the Jackson Parish Council on Aging (JPCOA) . 

“We want to extend special thanks to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church family & Pastor Reginald Staten for their thoughtful donation of fans to help keep our Senior’s cool this summer,” said JPCOA Director Linda Wyatt. 

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