Local 2 viewer donates air conditioner to man in need

William Burgs, 73, never had air conditioning in home

Published On: Jun 27 2012 05:33:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 27 2012 06:44:22 PM CDT
William Burgs
HOUSTON -

A 73-year-old man who had never had an air conditioner in his home got relief from the heat, thanks to a generous KPRC Local 2 viewer.

William Burgs said the intense triple-digit temperatures had become unbearable.

"I'm sweating up a storm and it's really warm," Burgs told Local 2's Andy Cerota Tuesday.

Thanks to the generosity of a Local 2 viewer, Burgs has a new air conditioner.

The woman, who only wanted to be identified as Terry, dropped off the new window unit Tuesday night.

"I just thought to myself, 'How can anyone live like that?' I don't know. God called me, so I needed to come over and give him that air conditioning," Terry said.

KPRC Local 2 went to check on Burgs on Wednesday. His nephew, J.D., was helping him install the unit.

Burgs said his home is cooler and he feels blessed for what he's been given.

If you want to donate a window unit to a good cause, please contact the United Way at 713-685-2300 or the Salvation Army at 713-752-0677.