Catholic Charities opens five cooling centers
SPOKANE, Wash. — As record temperatures sweep the Inland Northwest, Catholic Charities has opened five cooling centers to help people escape the heat.
The centers are for vulnerable and at-risk seniors, as well as people experiencing homelessness.
“As we continue to provide safe spaces for vulnerable people in need throughout eastern Washington, our organization can become more innovative and creative at a moment’s notice,” said Rob McCann, Catholic Charities President & CEO. “All five centers will be opened in already existing Catholic Charities housing complexes. With over 40 total buildings in our portfolio across Eastern WA, CCEW is blessed to be able to mobilize safe spaces and the precious presence of loving staff in community-wide life and death emergencies like this heatwave presents. We look forward to opening the doors to people in need immediately.”
The following buildings opened at 10 a.m. Monday and will remain open through Wednesday:
- Donna Hanson Haven, located at 24 W. Second Ave, will be designated for vulnerable and at-risk senior citizen populations (men and women).
- Fr. Bach Haven, located at 108 S. State St., will be designated for vulnerable and at-risk men and women over 18.
- Jacklin Haven, located at 164 S. State St., will be designated for vulnerable and at-risk women (only).
- Beatriz & Ed Schweitzer Haven, located at 9 E 1st Ave., will be designated for vulnerable adults with physical disabilities (men and women).
- Buder Haven, located at 201 E. 2nd Ave., will be designated for vulnerable and at-risk men and women over 18.
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