CHARLOTTE -- The southeast braces for sweltering heat Friday that's expected to stick around through the weekend. Temperatures are forecast to hit 100 degrees or higher Friday afternoon. Many of us will escape the oppressive heat inside in the air conditioning. Friday, one Charlotte non-profit is making it easier for the less fortunate to beat the heat.
Crisis Assistance Ministry and it's probably going to be busier than usual here Friday. The agency is offering those in need assistance with their cooling bills or in danger of getting their power cut off the opportunity to apply for cooling assistance.
All you need is to live in Mecklenburg County, a valid photo ID, a social security card for everyone in the home, proof of income for the last 30 days for anyone working, a current lease and you have to show proof of need, like past due power bills.