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Emergency cooling center open Saturday at Bickford Community Center

The cooling center is open until 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. If you need a ride from MATA, contact OEM at 901-297-1680 to schedule pickup.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 7/31/2021 - An emergency cooling center is open Saturday, July 31 at the Bickford Community Center. That's at 233 Henry Ave.

It will run until 8:00 PM Saturday evening. 

From the City of Memphis: "An emergency cooling center is a temporary facility for those in need of a place for respite from the hot weather. The cooling center has limited services and is not intended to replace the services provided by a shelter. 

Openings are available at local shelters for anyone who is in need of food assistance or overnight sleeping accommodations. Those seeking overnight accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from our partners at the Union Mission located at 383 Poplar Avenue, 901-526-8403 or The Salvation Army located at 696 Jackson Avenue, 901-529-4545. 

Note: Covid safety protocols will be in effect at the cooling center. This includes social distancing and masking for all persons within the center. 

Beginning at 9:30 AM, persons needing a ride to the cooling center via MATA may contact OEM at (901) 297-1680 to schedule pickup."

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7/24/2021 - The cooling center at the Bickford Community Center at 233 Henry Avenue will be open until Sunday, July 27 from 10am-7pm.

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An emergency cooling center opened Saturday in Memphis due to the high temperatures.

The cooling center is located at the Bickford Community Center at 233 Henry Avenue. It is open until 7:00 p.m. Saturday night.

From the Memphis Fire Department: An emergency cooling center is a temporary facility for those in need of a place for respite from the hot weather. The cooling center has limited services and is not intended to replace the services provided by a shelter. Openings are available at local shelters for anyone who is in need of food assistance or overnight sleeping accommodations. Those seeking overnight accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from our partners at the Union Mission located at 383 Poplar Avenue, 901-526-8403 or The Salvation Army located at 696 Jackson Avenue, 901-529-4545. 

Note: Covid safety protocols will be in effect at the cooling center. This includes social distancing and masking for all persons within the center. 

Persons needing a ride to the cooling center via MATA may contact OEM at (901) 297-1680 to schedule pickup.”