Tag archive

cooling center

Record-breaking heat wave continues to bake Modesto as people seek ways to stay cool

in Community/Environment/Weather

At least 67 people used cooling centers in Stanislaus County over the Labor Day holiday weekend heat wave, according to the county Office of Emergency Services.

That number is only for people who stayed at one of the eight county branch libraries that served as cooling centers and does not include people who used cooling centers at a few other locations, such as the Patterson City Hall lobby, Ceres Community Center and Oakdale’s Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center.

Continue reading on Modesto Bee

TGM opens cooling center for area homeless

in News

The Turlock Gospel Mission is offering people experiencing homelessness a reprieve from the summer sun with the opening of their cooling center at 437 S. Broadway.

“Unfortunately, the typical remedies for hot temperatures don’t come easy to the homeless,” TGM said in a news release. “Air conditioning, electric fans, ample water, lighter clothing, and shade are hard to find for those living on the street, in a car or in a tent.”

To help those experiencing homelessness survive triple-digit temperatures Turlock Gospel Mission has opened a cooling center at its Broadway Street shelter.  The center is open to anyone seeking relief from the heat from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Continue Reading on Turlock Journal

Go to Top