Another Heat Wave This Week Prompts Reminders About Cooling Centers For All New Yorkers

Editor’s Note:  With temperatures again expected to rise into the 90s over the next few days, vulnerable residents, as well as those without air conditioning, are reminded about the availability of cooling centers throughout the city.  Hydration isalso important, so don’t forget to drink extra water.  Cooling Centers can be found using this interactive map.

As if New Yorkers didn’t experience enough last month, this week brings yet another heatwave to the area. The scorching temperatures pose an emergency for thousands of New Yorkers, particularly seniors who don’t have access to air conditioning and may be unable to leave their apartments.

The Salvation Army Greater New York has teamed up with the New York City Emergency Management to offer a free cooling center at the following locations on Thursday and Friday. As this can be a trying time for pet owners, the Bay Ridge location is allowing local residents to bring their pets to cool off for a few hours:

  • Bay Ridge (Pets are allowed!)
  • Bedford Temple
  • Bronx Tremont
  • Harlem Temple
  • Port Richmond
  • Times Square

Banner Image: Rising temperatures.  Image Credit – Geralt

Tom Tauchert

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,000 centers of operation around the country. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked No. 2 on the list of "America's Favorite Charities" by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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