AREA COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE IN EXTREME HEAT

Rockford, IL—Community Action announces cooling centers will again be available for
residents in Boone and Winnebago Counties, ensuring the most vulnerable of our residents
are safe during the hot summer days. The Centers offer air conditioned relief during
periods of extreme heat or whenan Excessive Heat Advisory or Warning is issued by the
National Weather Service.

In addition, residents are encouraged to ensure their senior relatives, friends and neighbors,
and others whose health may be affected by extreme heat, are safe during high-temperature
days. Churches and other organized groups are also encouraged to check-in on the well-being
of their members.

Also, ComEd is offering their Hardship program which can provide up to $1,000 on the electric
bills of income eligible residents of Winnebago and Boone Counties who can prove a hardship in
paying their bill.

 

Call Community Action at 844–710–6919 for information or go to:
http://rockfordil.gov/city-departments/human-services/community-services/ or
http://rockfordil.gov/city-departments/human-services/community-services/energy-programs/

 

For energy saving ideas during the summer months, go to:
https://energy.gov/energysaver/spring-and-summer-energy-saving-tips

The list of participating cooling sites is attached. View PDF