An organization is making an effort to help some South Plains residents stay warm this winter.

Members of the South Plains chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America have joined together on an annual project called “Heat the Town” to help assist those who need a safe way to stay warm.

On Saturday, October 27th, some heating and air conditioning contractors and other businesses will donate time, money, and materials to make free repairs for those in need. They will also check carbon monoxide levels in the home, and will install carbon monoxide detectors.

Service technicians will prepare around 60 homes for the upcoming winter.

Those in need should call the South Plains Association of Governments at 762-8721. The group will take the first 60 eligible callers.

To qualify, the people must be the homeowner, live within the Lubbock city limits, be low income, and age 65 or older.

SPAG will visit the home to find out their needs, and then forward their information to the ACCA-South Plains contractors.

The homeowner must be at home between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon on the service day.

This is the 12th year that ACCA members have worked together on this project.