Congregation Serves as Cooling Center

Congregation Serves as Cooling Center

St. John's, Marysville Works with Red Cross to Provide a Cooling Center for Area Residents

Church’s Air-Conditioned Great Hall Will Be Open 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. on all days reaching 104 degrees

by St. John's, Marysville

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Marysville, whose Great Hall already serves as one of the REST shelters during winter, is also now a cooling center for area residents who may be unsheltered or living in non-air-conditioned homes. Knowing that extreme heat can be life-threatening, the church reached out to the Red Cross and to Marysville Mayor Ricky Samayoa to offer its air-conditioned Great Hall during heat waves, to accommodate residents and their pets during the day’s peak heat hours. St. John’s is located at 800 D Street, on the northwest corner of 8th Street in Marysville.

Opening today [Sunday] at 2 pm, the facility will be staffed by the Red Cross, which also will be providing bottled water. St. John’s will provide bowls and water for pets. The hall will close at 8 pm and be open again from 2 pm to 8 pm Monday and any day this week when temperatures are predicted to hit 104 degrees, (which is the Red Cross guideline).

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