Middle Tennessee residents to receive hundreds of air conditioners via Electrolux donation

Middle Tennessee residents to receive hundreds of air conditioners via Electrolux donation

Hundreds of Springfield residents were gifted with room air conditioners Tuesday as summer comes to a close.

Electrolux Group donated 500 of the air conditioners, worth more than $141,000, for distribution to local residents via local non-profits, according to a press release.

“We understand how critical air conditioning is for the overall health and well-being of our community members,” Electrolux Group Springfield factory plant manager Tony Fraley said in the press release.

“We are proud to help meet this critical need and thank our strong community partners for helping us spread this donation far and wide to serve our community members who need the support most.”

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The air conditioners were given to the United Way of Greater Nashville, whose ultimate goal is to distribute them to the local community and surrounding areas’ vulnerable populations.

Local nonprofits supporting the distribution effort include: C.O.P.E., Stokes Brown Public Library, Robertson County YMCA, United Ministries Food Bank and Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency.

“All it takes for a family to get derailed financially could be having their air conditioner go out, a flat tire or an unexpected bill. We have many families that struggle to overcome such unexpected costs,” United Way of Greater Nashville Community Impact Manager Tiffany Thomson said in the press release.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of Electrolux Group in donating these units to our community. If you have endured the heat this summer, you know what a difference A/C makes. I am so excited for all our friends who get to go home and plug these units in and feel the relief Electrolux Group has provided.”

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Electrolux Group has served the Robertson community for almost 50 years, manufacturing cooktops and ranges under the company’s Electrolux and Frigidaire brands.

Electrolux opened a $300 million expansion of its Springfield manufacturing facility in June 2021.

Katie Nixon can be reached at knixon@gannett.com.