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Every summer, the City of Houston offers cooling centers for people who don’t have access to air conditioning.

For the seventh year, Reliant Energy has joined with the city to open additional “Beat the Heat” locations and help fund window units for eligible Houstonians.

Reliant President Jason Few says they’re donating $20,000 to buy as many as 200 air conditioners for the elderly or disabled in the city.

“We will provide bus fare, certainly games and snacks and a lot of fun in these centers. And then starting July 11th, one day each week we will provide assistance to anyone that comes in to the centers to help them analyze their bill,

Last year, ten people died from heat-related causes in the City of Houston. Mayor Annise Parker says many people realize they need to keep cool during the summer, but don’t have the means to do so.

City of Houston Multi-service Centers (MSC), (Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

  • Acres Homes MSC, 6719 W. Montgomery, 713.694.9274
  • Denver Harbor MSC, 6402 Market St., 713.670.2143
  • Northeast, 9720 Spaulding, 713.491.5500

       Sunnyside MSC, 4605 Wilmington St., 713.732.5030 and Southwest MSC, 6400 High Star Dr. 713-778-6500

You can also got the public libraries, pools and park centers to cool off solet’s look out for each other this summer and pay close attention to our Seniors.