News Maker Robin Miller Exec. Director for WATTS

News Maker Robin Miller Executive Director for Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter speaks with Scott Bradley about their upcoming Caring & Sharing Event.

She also tells us about advocating for our fellow citizens and how difficult it is to break the cycle of homelessness.

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WATTS cooling center opens doors

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Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter opened a cooling center at the Market Street United Methodist Church.

The shelter will be open from noon to 5 pm, Monday- Saturday as well as this Sunday based on the forecast.

Donations of refreshing drinks like water, vitamin water and Gatorade for the guest will be graciously accepted.

Should an area emergency occur during the heat like a power outage your local sheriff’s offices will post shelter locations on social media pages.

The Virginia Department of Social Services is accepting applications for cooling assistance through August 15 at your local Social Services office.

The Department of Health reminds residents to seek shelter and shade whenever you can.

If you are working outdoors, hydration is essential with at least 2 to 4 glasses of water recommended every hour.

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WATTS offers a cooling center in Winchester

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The Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) will offer a cooling center at the Market Street United Methodist Church starting August 2.

The shelter will be available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays noon to 5 p.m..

The shelter will be opened Thursdays from noon to 4:30 p.m..

Those in need are welcome to a drink a snack charge a phone and use the bathroom.

Donations and volunteers are needed for the shelter if you can help call (540) 327-5431.

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