Mom, son take to the streets to cool off those in need
PADUCAH — When most people stay indoors during this extreme heat, Stephanie Daniel can be seen outside right in the middle of it.
"I wouldn't feel right at home in my house in the air conditioner or going to a pool knowing that there's people out here that don't have anywhere to go to get out of this heat," she said.
Along with her son Seth, Daniel cruises Paducah's roads looking for anyone needing a cool down.
"This is what we're going to be doing until this heat spell is over," Daniel said.
The response is overwhelming.
"I think it's great to get out yourself and helping somebody else," said Chuck Clark.
Daniel said serving others gives her joy. We followed her in early 2011 as she helped those in Tent City get through a very cold winter. As the temperatures change, her mission stays the same and she hopes it catches on in all kinds of weather.
"One person can make a difference but it takes a bunch of people to make a change," Daniel said. "But we need to work together to see it accomplished."
If you would like to help, there are two drink drop off locations. One is at the Remax Realty Group on Ohio Street and the other is at the Cartridge Shop across from the Ford dealership on Hinkleville Road.