ORLANDO, Fla. — With the heat index getting well past 100 degrees this weekend across Central Florida, community groups are teaming up to make sure people have a way to beat the heat and take this seriously.
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The Christian Service Center in Orlando has had a tent out the past year to help protect people from the elements, but what’s new now are these fans and those coolers.
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Channel 9 spoke with people in the area, who said a little kindness goes a long way this weekend.
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The social services group provides help for those in need, and the biggest necessity this week has been ways to keep cool.
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People can now stop by any day of the week for some shade, cold water and in the evenings, a hot meal.
First Presbyterian also helps out with “Compassion Corner,” where people can also sit in the air conditioning.
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