Warming centers set to open in Riverside County

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - With cooler weather settling in to Southern California, residents in Riverside County can begin accessing warming centers beginning December 1.

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“Because some people may not be able to escape extremely cold temperatures, we have worked with our community partners to open warm centers to ensure the safety and comfort of residents and visitors throughout Riverside County,” said Brenda Salas Freeman, executive director of the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County.

The warm centers can be found in locations such as local libraries and community centers and will be open to the public at no cost. The centers will be available from December 1 to March 31 as temperatures warrant, county officials said in a release.

The warm centers are coordinated by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, in conjunction with Riverside University Health System – Public Health, and will be open in such locations as recreation and wellness centers and some county offices.

Light refreshments and water will be available at some locations.

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