June 17, 2024

Cooling Shelter to Open in Medford August 13 – 15

Due to high temperatures forecasted, Medford City Manager Brian Sjothun has issued a severe weather event declaration effective for Sunday, August 13 – Tuesday, August 15.

The City of Medford is partnering with ACCESS to open and operate a cooling shelter. The cooling shelter will be open Sunday, August 13 – Tuesday, August 15 from 12 – 8 PM and will be operated by ACCESS at the former Kelly Shelter – 324 West 6th Street.

The cooling shelter will provide water, restrooms, snacks, and cooling area and water for pets. Individuals may come and go.

The City has set up text notifications for citizens who would like to be notified when warming or cooling shelters are opened. Text MED4SHELTERS to 888777 to receive the latest on severe weather event shelters in Medford.

ACCESS is always looking for volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering or have resources to contribute please may email volunteer@accesshelps.org for more information.

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