N E W S R E L E A S E
July 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barbara Watson, Community Services Assistant Director
County cooling center open, cooling assistance applications available
High temperatures and humidity are expected in the area this week. Need a place to cool off? Citizens and visitors can head to James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd. The Center is open Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Except for service animals, please no pets. For more information, please call 757-259-4200.
In addition, James City County's Department of Social Services is now accepting cooling assistance applications. The program provides purchase or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment. To be eligible, a household must contain at least one vulnerable individual who is age 60 or over, disabled, or under age 6. The maximum gross monthly income (before taxes) for one person is $1,211 and $2,498 for a household of four. Assistance is based on the availability of funds and the deadline to apply is Aug. 15. For more information, visit the website or call 757-259-3100.