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Local Officials Urge Citizens to Check on Others during Heat Wave

Friday - Jul 22, 2011

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency Urge the Public to Check on Individuals That May Be in Need


Champaign, IL -Officials from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) and the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) urge religious organizations, apartment and mobile home park managers, clubs and fraternal organizations to reach out and check-up on their vulnerable members or tenants who might need assistance during extreme heat. "These organizations are in a much better position than anyone to reach out during a heat wave or other emergency," says Julie Pryde, Administrator of CUPHD. "Religious and fraternal organizations are an immense resource. They often have directories, phone trees, prayer lines, and other resources that make it easy for them to reach out and conduct a welfare check."

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