Kennett offers cool spot during summer heat

City opens cooling center
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - The city of Kennett and the organization Safe Haven are working together to keep people cool this summer.

The Safe Haven will offer a designated emergency cooling spot for anyone in town who needs to get out of the heat.

The Safe Haven is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m at their building,1201 Ely Street.

They provide a room for residents in need, food and drink, books, T.V., and computers.

Many of the people are in emergency situations, some are homeless or left without cooling systems in their homes.

The Safe Haven digs deeper and finds out what their needs are and helps provide them with additional assistance.

Director of Public Services Anthony Smith said that anyone who comes has a grace period of three hours to stay.

"We try to keep it to that extent so they can speak to a case manager here, find out what their needs are," said Smith. "Then we can promptly address that, rather it's taking an individual to the shelter or linking them in with our community partners."

The Safe Haven also provides information on how to prevent heat-related injuries to anyone who visits the shelter.

For more information call them at (573) 888-5925.

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