Winston-Salem, NC -- With the summer heat, senior citizens are very susceptible to heat illness, but one Triad organization is helping them beat the heat.
Meals on Wheels volunteers all over the Triad serve seniors to feed their bodies, but in this summer heat, volunteers also check on seniors overall health to make sure their clients are staying cool.
100 volunteers a day check on 1,160 seniors everyday while they deliver them meals.
"The volunteers are very important to us," explained Linda Kearsley, VP of Nutrition Services with Forsyth County Senior Services. "They are our eyes and ears everyday and in particular these extreme temperatures. They keep a watchful eye and they will let us know if there is any condition concerning them."
Greensboro Meals on Wheels also uses their volunteers to make sure their clients are beating the heat.
They have 1,700 volunteers and 60 a day are on the road delivering meals and checking on seniors.
Forsyth County Senior Services also gave more than 140 fans to people in need.
They're out of fans now, but coordinators say they hope to get more soon.
WFMY News 2