With above 100 degrees, the City of Memphis is implementing its HEAT – Heat Emergency Assistance Team – and heat advisory protocols.


Citizens are urged to escape the excessive temperatures by visiting City of Memphis libraries, community centers, or senior centers during regular business hours. If citizens need a ride to one of those facilities, they should call the Mayor’s Citizens Service Center at 576-6500.


Community centers are currently open until at least 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. With the exception of Skinner Center, the City’s community centers are open Saturday until 2 p.m.


Additional after-hours or overnight shelters may be added as necessary.


During this time, residents are also encouraged to check on their neighbors, especially those who may be elderly or infirm.


“Last year, the community rallied around our ‘Check on 4 Door to Door’ initiative. We know that Memphians are some of the most caring people in the world, and we expect nothing less of them this year,” said Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. “Please, if you know of someone who doesn’t have air conditioning or who might be struggling with the heat, just stop by and see how they are doing.”


City of Memphis firefighters will be going door-to-door to check on residents. The city has requested that churches and faith-based institutions activate their auto-dialing systems and ask their members to check on friends, neighbors, and relatives, as well.


After-hours calls should be directed to 515-2525. Citizens experiencing an emergency should call 911.


FGP/RSV Program Manager with Porter-Leath

Close Date: Feb. 24, 2012

The FGP/RSV Program Manager will have the responsibility for the program(s), plans and carries out all management activities to include employee supervision and program development, providing internal/ external oversight for the program according to the established Federal and Porter-Leath guidelines to ensure regulations are adhered to at all times.


*Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, or related field. *Experience working with volunteers & partner sites in the Mid-South area (Memphis and Desoto County). *Experience working with Senior Citizens is preferred. *Knowledge of appropriate rules and regulations enforced by the Corporation regarding the F.G.P. and R.S.V.P. program. *Knowledge of basic nutrition and child development. *Effective oral communication and interpersonal skills. *Strong organizational skills to determine workload priorities. *Effective writing skills to include knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. *Skill to evaluate given information, research additional needed information, and to complete reports based on the information received. *Computer skills to include spreadsheets, word processing, Access database management and the internet. * Possess Driver’s License with good driving record and proof of automobile insurance order to conduct the required monitoring reviews as needed. * Effective oral communication skills to include telephone skills and manners to handle calls in a professional and courteous manner and able to deal successfully with the public in a friendly manner.

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