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Extreme Heat calls for additional needs for the homeless

July 18, 2019

The current dangerous extreme heat this week and into the weekend is triggering a Summer White Flag program, where partners associated with Partnership To End Homelessness are opening their doors to come in and cool off. Under this program those experiencing homelessness can find places in Wake County to find shelter and cool off once the temperature is 99° or above, or the heat index reaches 101°. Typically the hours of participating centers are from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Raleigh Rescue is part of that program, and will provide additional hours for men, women, and children to come and stay cool has heat index is forecast to be close to 115°!

Other locations that are part of the Summer White Flag program include:

South Wilmington Street Center (Men Only)
Wake County Human Services
1420 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Salvation Army of Wake County (Women and Children)
1863 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604

Women’s Center of Wake County (Women Only without Children)
112 Cox Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27605

Cornerstone Center (Men and Women)
220 Snow Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27603