09 July 2012

Cooling Shelter Information

City cooling shelters are opened when the temperature and/or heat index reaches or exceeds 95 degrees

For more information regarding cooling services, residents can contact the Department of Social Services Fuel Assistance Office at (804) 646-7046. Elderly residents with heat related issues can contact the Adult Protective Service Unit at (804) 646-0501. In the event of a heat related emergency, please call 9-1-1.

All residents should take measures to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to the heat during the day.


Public announcements (tv, radio and newspaper) are published when cooling shelters are to be opened. Always double-check!

 
City cooling shelters are opened when the temperature and/or heat index reaches or exceeds 95 degrees.
Typically city cooling shelters will open from Noon to 5 p.m.during the week and are located at:
  • Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Road
  • Department of Social Services, 900 East Marshall Street
  • East District Center, 701 North 25th Street 
Shelters were open last weekend (July 6-8)  from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., located at:
  • Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Road
  • Department of Social Services, 900 East Marshall Street
Bottled water will be available, but food will not be provided. Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed.

For more information regarding cooling services, residents can contact the Department of Social Services Fuel Assistance Office at (804) 646-7046. Elderly residents with heat related issues can contact the Adult Protective Service Unit at (804) 646-0501. In the event of a heat related emergency, please call 9-1-1.

02 July 2012

DefendersLIVE, weekly on WRIR 97.3 FM, Monday at Noon, live streamed at WRIR.org.
Back in the seat of the Live Room Studio B, your host will chat about the week's issues. On her mind today: the myriad of terms born every 20 years or so to justify displacement of poor people from their homes, even a reach back to when that meant displacement of our primal homes (our lives). If we don't assert the collective right to self-determination of our oppressed bodies (aka human rights) what have we?