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City opens “Beat the Heat” Centers offering snacks and activities for curbside pick-up

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Posted at 7:04 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 00:04:49-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Reliant is Energy is partnering with the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department to open up cooling centers this summer. This will be the 11th year the electric company has sponsored the "Beat the Heat" Centers.

The Beat the Heat locations include:

  • Greenwood Senior Center, 4040 Greenwood Dr.
  • Lindale Senior Center, 3135 Swantner St.
  • Oveal Williams Senior Center, 1414 Martin Luther King Dr.

New this year, Reliant will power the summer by providing family activities, cooling devices like arctic air coolers, and cool snacks for community center visitors to pick-up curbside to help them keep cool in their homes while continuing to practice social distancing.

Activities for visitors to take home include games, arts and crafts and indoor fitness activities. The centers will also be providing cooling devices, like arctic air coolers, paper fans, visors, water bottles, sunglasses, and hats to help battle the summer heat.

In addition to these activities and snacks, Reliant will be providing energy efficiency tips to help residents save energy during the summer and sharing information on the CARE (Community Assistance by Reliant Energy) program for those in need. Across Texas, Reliant has provided over $11 million in bill payment assistance through the CARE program and flexible payment options for customers in need.

An opening celebration will be held at the Greenwood Senior Center on Thursday, June 18 at 11:30 just two days before summer officially begins.