Rescue Mission to remain open for weekend due to dangerous heat

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BRIDGEPORT -

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is going to make sure that everyone has a place to stay to escape the heat this coming weekend.

The place has been fighting poverty for years, feeding almost two hundred people a day.

Now, they’re trying to help others get through the next couple of days.

Dane Button has lived out on the street and now works at the Rescue Mission, and says a woman recently came up to him and was so grateful for what the mission does.

“She said ‘I don't know you but I see you all time and I just wanted to stop you and say thank you,’” Button said.

The Rescue Mission will be open throughout the weekend, hoping to keep people safe in this brutal weather.

Cooling Centers:

Bridgeport
Greater Bridgeport Transit Bus Terminal (Daily)
710 Water Street, Bridgeport CT (7:00am-7:00pm)
Senior Centers (Open only weekdays):
• East Side Senior Center- 1057 East Main Street (9:00am-4:30pm)
• Black Rock Senior Center- 2676 Fairfield Avenue (9:00am-4:00pm)
• North End Bethany Senior Center - 20 Thorme Street (9:00am-4:30pm)
Bridgeport Public Library Branches:
• Main Branch – 925 Broad Street; Mon & Tues (10am-6pm), Wed & Thurs(12pm-8pm), Fri & Sat (10am-5 pm). Sunday (Closed)
• Black Rock Branch – 2705 Fairfield Avenue; Mon (10am-6pm), Tues (12pm-8pm), Wed (10am-6pm), Thurs (12pm-8pm), Fri & Sat (10am-5pm). Sunday (Closed)
• North Branch – 3455 Madison Avenue; Mon (10am-6pm), Tues (12pm-8pm), Wed (10am-6pm), Thurs (12pm-8pm), Fri & Sat (10am-5pm). Sunday (Closed)

Fairfield
*Bigelow Center for Senior Activities - Monday - Friday 9am - 3:30pm
*Black Rock Chuch - Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm; Saturday 12pm - 8pm; Sunday 8am - 8pm
*Fairfield Public Libraries -
•Main - Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm; Friday 9am - 5pm; Saturday 9am - 5pm
•Woods Branch - Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm; Friday 9am - 5pm; Saturday 9am - 5pm
*Fairfield Police Lobby - 24 hours

Greenwich
The Greenwich Senior Center
299 Greenwich Avenue
Mon – Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Greenwich Main Library
101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri, Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m.

Perrot Memorial Library
90 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tues, Thurs: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Byram Shubert Library
21 Mead Avenue, Byram Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thurs: 12-8 p.m.

Cos Cob Library
5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob Mon: 12 - 8 p.m.
Tues - Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center
449 Pemberwick Road
[Check in at front desk upon arrival]
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sat: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Greenwich Police Department
John Margenot Atrium at the Greenwich Safety Complex
11 Bruce Place
9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

New Canaan
New Canaan Library (151 Main Street):
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

New Canaan YMCA (564 South Avenue):
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday 8 am - 5 pm

New Canaan
New Canaan Library (151 Main Street):
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

New Canaan YMCA (564 South Avenue):
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday 8 am - 5 pm

New Milford
Cooling center will be available at 25 Center Street.

Newtown
*The Municipal Center, at Fairfield Monday thru Thursday from 7 am to 7 pmt Friday
from 7 am to 5 pm, and later when there are night meetings.
*Cyrenius Booth Library 25 Main Street
Hours: Mon thru Thurs — 9:30 am to 8 pm, Fri — 11 am to 5 prn; Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm
*Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street

Norwalk
Main and South Norwalk libraries
Norwalk Police Department Community Room

Sherman
Senior Center Thursday 7/18 through Sunday 7/21 between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM

Southbury
Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Road
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday. July 21 only: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Stamford
Stamford Government Center:
888 Washington Blvd.
1st floor lobby until 9:00pm daily
Lobby will also be available on Saturday and Sunday

Jewish Community Center: (bring photo ID)
1035 Newfield Avenue
Monday – Thursday 5:30am to 10:00pm
Friday 5:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 7:30am to 6:00pm

Chester Addison Community Center:
245 Selleck Street
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 6:30pm
Saturday – 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday – 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Building One Community: (formerly Neighbors Link Stamford)
75 Selleck Street
Monday – Saturday 7:30am to 8:00pm
Sunday – 8:00am to 6:00pm

Stratford
*The Baldwin Center is a comfortable place to stay cool for all ages, not just seniors and
is open until 4:00 pm.
*The Birdseye Municipal Complex offers a cooling respite with chairs in its main reception
area and is open Monday through Thursday until 9 pm.
*Town Hall is typically open until 4:30 pm unless there are public meetings being held—
please check the Town's website.
*The Stratford Public Library is until 8pm Monday through Thursday as part of its summer
hours.

Westport
The Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue:
Friday 7:30am-4:30pm; Saturday 8:30am-3:00pm
•The Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road:
Friday 9:00am-6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm-5:00pm
•Westport YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane: Lobby open to public
Monday - Friday 5:30am-10:00pm, Saturday 7:00am-7:30pm, Sunday 7:30am-6:00pm
*The Fire Department will update their Facebook page with new openings and/or changes.

Wilton
the Comstock Community Center will be open as a cooling center on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4:00pm. Residents are welcome to use the facility, including the gym and classrooms. The Senior Center will also be open.

 

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