YONKERS, NY – July 20, 2011 — Assemblyman Mike Spano (D – Yonkers) has partnered with Antero Pereira, President of the Portuguese-American Community Center, to open the center as a cooling center facility tomorrow and Friday between 12pm and 5pm for residents in need of a cool place during the anticipated dangerous heat wave expected to impact our area.
“Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S and is especially dangerous for our elderly residents and young children,” Assemblyman Mike Spano said. “I encourage all residents and those working outdoors to stay cool and hydrated, and please seek a cool place to rest like the Portuguese-American Community Center if needed.”
Spano said water will also be available for those in need. For more information please contact Fernando Pinho at the Portuguese-American Community Center at 914-924-2892 or Assemblyman Mike Spano’s office at 914-779-8805.
The Portuguese-American Community Center is located at 316 Palisade Avenue in Yonkers.