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Companies taking the heat off homeless families in Rochester – 13wham.com

Companies taking the heat off homeless families in Rochester

by: WHAM

Brighton, N.Y. (WHAM) – A group that provides emergency housing for those in need got some help Tuesday with summer in mind.

TemPro, an outreach arm of Temple B’rith Kodesh provides temporary housing for homeless men, women and families in Rochester.

 Johnstone Supply and Friedrich Air Conditioning teamed up Tuesday to provide TemPro with air conditioning units for its 11 housing units in the Marketview Heights neighborhood.

“This is a project right up our alley,” said Ken Livingston, who works with Johnstone Supply. “Not only is it an opportunity to provide cooling and serve a community that’s in need, but we are also providing them with an energy efficient solution. These are Energy Star- and all using the latest refrigerant out there to lower global warming. That means lower operating costs.”

Jerry Zakalik, president of TemPro, said he is glad to see homeless people in Rochester getting some much-needed attention.

“Homelessness is a major concern in this area. It takes organizations and individual efforts to chip in together to see if we can help and provide for them.”

TemPro helps about 150 families each year.

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