Community Agencies to Continue Heat Wave Relief Through the Weekend

Created on Friday, 22 July 2011 15:01

Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-221-2463

The Marion County Public Health Department, in coordination with the City of Indianapolis, community agencies and neighborhood organizations, will continue providing a number of resources to assist local residents during the ongoing heat wave.

221-2415 Call Center:
The 221-2415 call center, supported by the health department, will be available Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Messages can be left after hours and will be returned the next day. The call center is available to answer non-emergency, heat related questions and concerns. Since opening Tuesday afternoon, the call center has received more than 200 calls.
Anyone experiencing significant health issues should contact 911.

Cooling Centers and Indy Parks:
Community cooling centers will be open Saturday and Sunday. In addition, Indy Parks will operate their spray parks, community centers and aquatic centers during regular business hours.

Community Cooling Center Locations:

Beech Grove Senior Center, 602 Main Street
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hope Baptist Church, 1055 North Girls School Road
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Church will provide transportation. Call (317) 244-8491.

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, 8902 East 38th Street
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salvation Army, Fountain Square Corps, 1337 Shelby Street
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Concord Center, 1310 South Meridian Street
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Salvation Army, EDS Training Center, 4020 Georgetown Road
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Southeast Multi Service Center, 901 Shelby Street
Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Flanner House, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m.

Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps, 4400 North High School Road
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Other locations may open depending on weather and demand for services. Those interested in cooling sites are asked to contact the Marion County Public Health Department call center at 221-2415 for locations, addresses and hours of operation.