Summer Comfort

Summer Comfort

New air conditioners for individuals with MS

Thank you for contacting the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland, Oregon, Inc. (MSSP) concerning our air conditioner program “Summer Comfort.” Through the support of private contributions, grants and individuals, new air conditioners are given to individuals diagnosed with MS living in the state of Oregon and SW Washington. Units are given on a first-come, first-serve basis and awarded as funds are available.

We provide a 5000 BTU window air conditioner that includes a remote. As a non-profit agency we strive to serve as many clients as possible. For this reason we are unable to accommodate special needs i.e. free-standing or vertical units. The machines we offer work best in windows that open (up and down) versus sliding (left to right). Some folks with sliding windows have accepted the units and inserted a piece of plexy glass or other material to close the space above the air conditioner. Once all your paperwork is received you are then placed on a waiting list. When you are approved the unit is sent via UPS or other professional delivery service. You become the owner and are responsible for the installation, maintenance and for submitting all warranty information.

Application Instructions:
Step 1: Provide documentation of your MS diagnosis. This can be either a medical chart note that includes your name and diagnosis, SSI/SSDI verification or the card board cover off your Avonex, Beta Interferon or Copaxone medication.

Step 2: Click HERE to print out and Complete the Summer Comfort Application.

Step 3: Must be received by April 30, 2015.

Step 4: Complete applications will be reviewed on 5/15/15.

Step 5: Approved applicants will be notified by telephone or email 5/31/15. Units will be sent via a delivery vendor by 7/15/15.

Step 6: Declined applicants will be notified by 6/15/15.

Ways to get materials to us:

Fax: 503-297-6264

Mail: 2901 SE 122nd, Portland, OR 97236


We ask you to make a donation of $20.00 to enable us to continue providing other MS patients with relief from the summer heat. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office at (503) 297-9544.

PS To keep you updated about the MSSP’s programs we have added you to our mailing list. If you would like to be removed please contact our office at 503 297-9544 or email

Candyce Hayes
Executive Director

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