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Memphis Opens Cooling Shelter For Weekend

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(Memphis) The City of Memphis has extended hours at the Orange Mound Community Center for citizens needing relief from the extreme heat this weekend.

Orange Mound Community Center, located at 2572 Park Ave., will be open Saturday, June 30th, and Sunday, July 1st, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Air conditioned City of Memphis libraries, community centers, and senior centers will be open during regular business hours.

If you need a ride, call the Mayor’s Citizens Service Center at 576-6500 during business hours and 515-2525 after hours or during the weekend.

Community centers are currently open until at least 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. With the exception of Skinner Center, the City’s community centers are open Saturday until 2 p.m.

Additional after-hours or overnight shelters may be added as needed.

Citizens experiencing an emergency should call 911.